Fundamental physical ontologies and the constraint of empirical coherence: a defense of wave function realism

Synthese 192 (10):3105-3124 (2015)

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This paper defends wave function realism against the charge that the view is empirically incoherent because our evidence for quantum theory involves facts about objects in three-dimensional space or space-time . It also criticizes previous attempts to defend wave function realism against this charge by claiming that the wave function is capable of grounding local beables as elements of a derivative ontology

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Alyssa Ney
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