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

Synthese:1-23 (forthcoming)
Authors
Alyssa Ney
University of California, Davis
Abstract
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
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/s11229-017-1349-4
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 36,609
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Quantum Monism: An Assessment.Claudio Calosi - 2018 - Philosophical Studies 175 (12):3217-3236.
The Physical Salience of Non-Fundamental Local Beables.Matthias Egg - 2017 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 57:104-110.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Ontological Reduction and the Wave Function Ontology.Alyssa Ney - 2013 - In Alyssa Ney & David Z. Albert (eds.), The Wave Function: Essays on the Metaphysics of Quantum Mechanics. Oxford University Press. pp. 168-183.
Decoherence and Wave Function Collapse.Roland Omnès - 2011 - Foundations of Physics 41 (12):1857-1880.
Gravity-Related Wave Function Collapse.Lajos Diósi - 2014 - Foundations of Physics 44 (5):483-491.
Quantum Mechanics on Spacetime I: Spacetime State Realism.David Wallace & Christopher Gordon Timpson - 2010 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 61 (4):697-727.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2016-01-21

Total downloads
333 ( #12,829 of 2,304,030 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
42 ( #9,609 of 2,304,030 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature