The Philosophy of Quantum Field Theory

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David Baker
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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If we divide our physical theories into theories of matter and theories of spacetime, quantum field theory is our most fundamental empirically successful theory of matter. As such, it has attracted increasing attention from philosophers over the past two decades, beginning to eclipse its predecessor theory of quantum mechanics in the philosophical literature. Here I survey some central philosophical puzzles about the theory's foundations.
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DOI 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199935314.013.33
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