Primitive ontology and quantum state in the GRW matter density theory

Egg, Matthias; Esfeld, Michael (2015). Primitive ontology and quantum state in the GRW matter density theory. Synthese, 192(10), pp. 3229-3245. Springer Science+Business Media 10.1007/s11229-014-0590-3

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The paper explains in what sense the GRW matter density theory (GRWm) is a primitive ontology theory of quantum mechanics and why, thus conceived, the standard objections against the GRW formalism do not apply to GRWm. We consider the different options for conceiving the quantum state in GRWm and argue that dispositionalism is the most attractive one.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Philosophy
04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Philosophy > Theoretical Philosophy

UniBE Contributor:

Egg, Matthias

Subjects:

100 Philosophy
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 360 Social problems & social services
100 Philosophy > 110 Metaphysics
100 Philosophy > 120 Epistemology
500 Science > 530 Physics

ISSN:

0039-7857

Publisher:

Springer Science+Business Media

Language:

English

Submitter:

Matthias Peter Egg

Date Deposited:

25 May 2016 15:31

Last Modified:

09 Jun 2016 12:21

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s11229-014-0590-3

Uncontrolled Keywords:

GRW matter density theory; GRW flash theory; Bohmian mechanics; Primitive ontology; Quantum state; Dispositionalism; Humeanism; Primitivism about laws

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.80566

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/80566

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