Finding the World in the Wave Function: Some Strategies for Solving the Macro-object Problem

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Alyssa Ney
University of California, Davis
We look at some strategies for solving the macro-object problem for wave function realism. This is the problem of finding an account of the existence of macroscopic objects assuming a metaphysics in which objects in space-time are not fundamental; rather what is fundamental is the quantum wave function, a field characterized by an assignment of values to points in a much different kind of space, one adequate to realizing the full range of possible quantum pure states.
Keywords wave function realism  wave function  spatial functionalism
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DOI 10.1007/s11229-017-1349-4
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