Some problems concerning language and physics

Synthese 154 (3):467 - 484 (2007)
We discuss three problems concerning the use of formal languages in theoretical physics: (i) the definability of time and spacetime in classical physical theories; (ii) how to cope with indistinguishable elementary particles in quantum mechanics without labeling them; and (iii) how to get a formal picture of quantum states jumping.
Keywords Axiomatic method  Foundations of physics  Formal language
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