Erkenntnis 59 (1):97 - 124 (2003)
|Abstract||It has been suggested that quantum particles are genuinelyvague objects (Lowe 1994a). The present work explores thissuggestion in terms of the various metaphysical packages that areavailable for describing such particles. The formal frameworksunderpinning such packages are outlined and issues of identityand reference are considered from this overall perspective. Indoing so we hope to illuminate the diverse ways in whichvagueness can arise in the quantum context.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Michael Redhead & Paul Teller (1992). Particle Labels and the Theory of Indistinguishable Particles in Quantum Mechanics. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 43 (2):201-218.
Steven French (2006). Identity in Physics: A Historical, Philosophical, and Formal Analysis. Oxford University Press.
Décio Krause & Steven French (1995). A Formal Framework for Quantum Non-Individuality. Synthese 102 (1):195 - 214.
Don Howard, Are Elementary Particles Individuals? A Critical Appreciation of Steven French and Décio Krause's Identity in Physics: A Historical, Philosophical, and Formal Analysis.
Steven French (1989). Individuality, Supervenience and Bell's Theorem. Philosophical Studies 55 (1):1 - 22.
Simon Saunders (2006). Are Quantum Particles Objects? Analysis 66 (289):52–63.
Matteo Morganti (2011). Identity in Physics: Statistics and the (Non-)Individuality of Quantum Particles. In H. De Regt, S. Hartmann & S.: Okasha (eds.), EPSA Philosophy of Science: Amsterdam 2009. Springer.
Peter Gibbins (1987). Particles and Paradoxes: The Limits of Quantum Logic. Cambridge University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads23 ( #60,159 of 722,787 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #36,644 of 722,787 )
How can I increase my downloads?