Nahuel Sznajderhaus


University of Leeds, UK

A Historical and Philosophical Account ofthe Modal Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics

The first modal interpretation (MI) of quantum mechanics (QM) was put forward by van Fraassen ([6]). By rejecting the well known projection postulate, he formally considered the measurement in QM as a passage from the possible to the actual. This move brought about an original approach to the measurement problem of QM. His MI, called the “Copenhagen variant", was claimed to be a continuation of Bohr's interpretation, and it was presented as embedded in his stance on the philosophy of science, namely: constructive empiricism (CE).