Defending TimeSymmetrized Quantum Theory
Abstract
Recently, several authors have criticized timesymmetrized quantum theory originated by the work of Aharonov et al. (1964). The core of this criticism was the proof, which appeared in various forms, showing that counterfactual interpretation of timesymmetrized quantum theory cannot be reconciled with the standard quantum theory. I argue here that the apparent contradiction appears due to inappropriate usage of traditional time asymmetric approach to counterfactuals, and that the contradiction disappears when the problem is analyzed in terms of timesymmetric counterfactuals. I analyze various aspects of timesymmetry of quantum theory and defend the timesymmetrized formalism.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 September 1996
 arXiv:
 arXiv:quantph/9609007
 Bibcode:
 1996quant.ph..9007V
 Keywords:

 Quantum Physics
 EPrint:
 19 pages, LaTeX