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Mario Bacelar Valente
Pablo de Olavide University
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The received view in philosophical studies of quantum field theory is that Feynman diagrams are simply calculational devices. Alongside this view we have the one that takes virtual quanta to be also simply formal tools. This received view was developed and consolidated in philosophy of physics by Mario Bunge, Paul Teller, Michael Redhead, Robert Weingard, Brigitte Falkenburg, and others. In this article I present an alternative to the received view
Keywords Quantum electrodynamics  Quanta  Philosophy of physics
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DOI 10.1080/02698595.2011.552417
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