Primitive ontology and quantum state in the GRW matter density theory

Synthese 192 (10):3229-3245 (2015)

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Michael Esfeld
University of Lausanne
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The paper explains in what sense the GRW matter density theory is a primitive ontology theory of quantum mechanics and why, thus conceived, the standard objections against the GRW formalism do not apply to GRWm. We consider the different options for conceiving the quantum state in GRWm and argue that dispositionalism is the most attractive one
Keywords GRW matter density theory  GRW flash theory  Bohmian mechanics  Primitive ontology  Quantum state  Dispositionalism  Humeanism  Primitivism about laws
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