Causal Processes in C*-Algebraic Setting

Foundations of Physics 51 (1):1-23 (2021)
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In this paper, we attempt to explicate Salmon’s idea of a causal process, as defined in terms of the mark method, in the context of C*-dynamical systems. We prove two propositions, one establishing mark manifestation infinitely many times along a given interval of the process, and, a second one, which establishes continuous manifestation of mark with the exception of a countable number of isolated points. Furthermore, we discuss how these results can be implemented in the context of the Haag–Araki theories of relativistic quantum fields on Minkowski spacetime.



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