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Quantum information theory and the foundations of quantum mechanics

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This thesis is a contribution to the debate on the implications of quantum information theory for the foundational problems of quantum mechanics. In Part I an attempt is made to shed some light on the nature of information and quantum information theory. It is emphasized that the everyday notion of information is to be firmly distinguished from the technical notions arising in information theory; however it is maintained that in both settings ‘information’ functions as an abstract noun, hence...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
Queen's College
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Philosophy Faculty
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Publication date:
2004
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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English
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2008-05-13

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