Identity, indiscernibility, and philosophical claims

Axiomathes 15 (2):191-210 (2005)
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Décio Krause
University of São Paulo
Antonio Coelho
Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense
Abstract
The concept of indiscernibility in a structure is analysed with the aim of emphasizing that in asserting that two objects are indiscernible, it is useful to consider these objects as members of (the domain of) a structure. A case for this usefulness is presented by examining the consequences of this view to the philosophical discussion on identity and indiscernibility in quantum theory.
Keywords identity  indiscernibility  invariance  quantum objects  structures
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DOI 10.1007/s10516-004-6678-5
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