Quarticles and the Identity of Indiscernibles

A number of commentators (especially French and Redhead, 1988, and Butterfield, 1993) have investigated the status of the principle of the identity of indiscernibles (PII) for bosons and fermions. In this paper I extend that investigation to the full range of quantum particles of any allowed kind of statistics -- `quarticles', that is. I show that for any kind (except bosons and fermions) there are states in which PII is violated by every pair of particles, some pairs and not others, and by no pairs.
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Tomasz Bigaj (2015). Dissecting Weak Discernibility of Quanta. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 50:43-53.

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