Quantum Mechanics as Generalised Theory of Probabilities


The thesis I will defend here comprises two propositions: Firstly, quantum mechanics is not a physical theory that happens to make use of probability calculus; it is itself a generalised form of probability calculus, doubled by a procedure of evaluation that is probabilistic by way of its controlled usage of symmetries. Secondly, quantum mechanics does not have merely a predictive function like other physical theories; it consists in a formalisation of the conditions of possibility of any prediction bearing upon phenomena whose circumstances of detection are also conditions of production