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155) says, ‘I have very little idea what it means’, and which Fine (1981, pp. 34–5) interprets as an example of ‘virtually textbook neopositivism’, and as a sort of ‘semantic disturbance’ without a ‘plausible or intuitive physical basis’. However, Clifton and Halvorson claim that Bohr’s statement makes sense as a claim about which quantities of the distant sys3 The 1980s also saw the appearance of three sympathetic expositions of Bohr’s philosophy (Murdoch 1987, Folse 1985, Honner 1987). However, these books are not aimed at developing the complementarity interpretation within the technical foundations of quantum theory.

And the claim that the Minkowski and Rindler pictures are complementary amounts to a claim that the corresponding representations are complementary. Broadly speaking, Clifton and Halvorson argue that the complementarity interpretation is superior to its rivals, some of which are in any case incompatible with previously established results or with Clifton and Halvorson’s theorems. But the complementarity xxxii Editors’ Introduction involved is formally more sophisticated than usually envisaged. For usually, complementarity is formally expressed in terms of noncommuting operators on a single Hilbert space; but here the two inequivalent representations are defined on two different Hilbert spaces.

Why? Whatever set BAG(SR(W)) is, any projection that can be written as such a sum must certainly be in it (otherwise that set, which necessarily includes SR(W), would not be closed under the Boolean operations). , it must be BAG(SR(W)). Given this way 14 For a discussion of this and, indeed, how to extend the notion of such a decomposition to mixed states, see Barnett and Phoenix (1992). Dieks himself has now taken to formulating the KD rule in terms of statistical operators as I have here (see Vermaas and Dieks 1995).

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