David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Manuscrito 33 (1):269-283 (2010)
In this paper, we examine the concept of “particle” as it appears in quantum field theories , focusing on a puzzling situation regarding this concept. Although quantum `particles' arise from fields, which form the basic ontology of QFT, and thus a certain concept of `particle' is always available, the properties ascribed to such `particles' are not completely in agreement with the mathematical and logical description of such fields, which should be taken as individuals
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Alexander Rüger (1989). Complementarity Meets General Relativity: A Study in Ontological Commitments and Theory Unification. Synthese 79 (3):559 - 580.
Doreen Fraser (2008). The Fate of 'Particles' in Quantum Field Theories with Interactions. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 39 (4):841-859.
Steven French (2006). Identity in Physics: A Historical, Philosophical, and Formal Analysis. Oxford University Press.
Andreas Bartels (1999). Objects or Events?: Towards an Ontology for Quantum Field Theory. Philosophy of Science 66 (3):184.
N. Huggett (2000). Philosophical Foundations of Quantum Field Theory. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 51 (4):617-637.
Steven French & Décio Krause (2003). Quantum Vagueness. Erkenntnis 59 (1):97 - 124.
Meinard Kuhlmann (2010). Why Conceptual Rigour Matters to Philosophy: On the Ontological Significance of Algebraic Quantum Field Theory. [REVIEW] Foundations of Physics 40 (9):1625-1637.
David Wallace (2006). In Defence of Naiveté: The Conceptual Status of Lagrangian Quantum Field Theory. Synthese 151 (1):33 - 80.
David John Baker (2013). Identity, Superselection Theory, and the Statistical Properties of Quantum Fields. Philosophy of Science 80 (2):262-285.
Roman Frigg, Meinard Kuhlmann, Holger Lyre, and Andrew Wayne (Eds.), Ontological Aspects of Quantum Field Theory. Singapore: World Scientiﬁc (2002), 376 Pp., $98.00 (Cloth). [REVIEW]
Hans Halvorson (2001). Locality, Localization, and the Particle Concept: Topics in the Foundations of Quantum Field Theory. Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh
J. V. Corbett & T. Durt (2010). An Intuitionistic Model of Single Electron Interference. Studia Logica 95 (1/2):81 - 100.
Michael Esfeld (1999). Physicalism and Ontological Holism. Metaphilosophy 30 (4):319-337.
Nicholas Maxwell (1988). Quantum Propensiton Theory: A Testable Resolution of the Wave/Particle Dilemma. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 39 (1):1-50.
Added to index2010-09-02
Total downloads63 ( #30,278 of 1,692,491 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #184,284 of 1,692,491 )
How can I increase my downloads?