Information Causality, the Tsirelson Bound, and the 'Being-Thus' of Things - Michael Cuffaro

The principle of 'information causality' can be used to derive the Tsirelson bound. Typically it is motivated by appealing to the intuition that a world in which information causality is not satisfied would be 'too simple', 'too good to be true', etc. In this paper I argue that one should rather motivate information causality, and our inquiries in general into the characterisation of the quantum/super-quantum divide, in terms of a methodological interpretation of Einstein's principle of mutually independent existence (MIE) of spatially distant things. I argue that correlations which violate information causality run afoul of a generalised version of MIE.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 15:30 to 17:00
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