On Time, Causation and Explanation in the Causally Symmetric Bohmian Model of Quantum Mechanics
Lectio magistralis tenuta dal Prof. Joseph Berkovitz dell'università di Toronto sul tema “On Time, Causation and Explanation in the Causally Symmetric Bohmian Model of Quantum Mechanics”
Quantum mechanics portrays the universe as involving non-local influences that are difficult to reconcile with relativity theory. By postulating backward causation, retro-causal interpretations of quantum mechanics could circumvent such influences and, accordingly, increase the prospects of reconciling these theories. The postulation of backward causation poses various challenges for retrocausal interpretations of quantum mechanics. we consider the nature of time, causation and explanation in a local, deterministic retro-causal interpretation of quantum mechanics that is inspired by Bohmian mechanics. In
this model, the common cause the ‘complete’ state of the particles at the emission from the source – screens off the correlation between its effects – the distant measurement outcomes –but nevertheless fails to explain it.