Bohm's Ontological Interpretation and Its Relations to Three Formulations of Quantum Mechanics

Publication Year:
1998
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/265
Author(s):
Kronz, Fred
preprint description
The standard mathematical formulation of quantum mechanics is specified. Bohm's ontological interpretation of quantum mechanics is then shown to be incapable of providing a suitable interpretation of that formulation. It is also shown that Bohm's interpretation may well be viable for two alternative mathematical formulations of quantum mechanics, meaning that the negative result is a significant though not a devastating criticism of Bohm's interpretation. A preliminary case is made for preferring one alternative formulation over the other.