## Betting on the outcomes of measurements: a Bayesian theory of quantum probability (2003)

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@MISC{Pitowsky03bettingon,

author = {Itamar Pitowsky},

title = {Betting on the outcomes of measurements: a Bayesian theory of quantum probability},

year = {2003}

}

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### Abstract

We develop a systematic approach to quantum probability as a theory of rational bettingin quantum gambles. In these games of chance, the agent is betting in advance on the outcomes of several (finitely many) incompatible measurements. One of the measurements is subsequently chosen and performed and the money placed on the other measurements is returned to the agent. We show how the rules of rational betting imply all the interesting features of quantum probability, even in such finite gambles. These include the uncertainty principle and the violation of Bell’s inequality amongothers. Quantum gambles are closely related to quantum logic and provide a new semantics for it. We conclude with a philosophical discussion on the interpretation of quantum mechanics.