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The Logos Categorical Approach to Quantum Mechanics: III. Relational Potential Coding and Quantum Entanglement Beyond Collapses, Pure States and Particle Metaphysics.

de Ronde, Christian and Massri, Cesar (2018) The Logos Categorical Approach to Quantum Mechanics: III. Relational Potential Coding and Quantum Entanglement Beyond Collapses, Pure States and Particle Metaphysics. [Preprint]

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Abstract

In this paper we consider the notion of quantum entanglement from the perspective of the logos categorical approach [26, 27]. Firstly, we will argue that the widespread distinctions, on the one hand, between pure states and mixed states, and on the other, between separable states and entangled states, are completely superfluous when considering the orthodox mathematical formalism of QM. We will then argue that the introduction of these distinctions within the theory of quanta is due to another two completely unjustified metaphysical presuppositions, namely, the idea that there is a “collapse” of quantum states when being measured and the idea that QM talks about “elementary particles”. At distance from these distinctions and taking the logos approach as a standpoint, we will propose an objective formal account of the notion of entanglement in terms of potential coding which introduces the necessary distinction between intensive relations and effective relations. We will also discuss how this new definition of entanglement provides an anschaulich content to this —supposedly “spooky”— quantum relational feature.


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Item Type: Preprint
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de Ronde, Christiancderonde@gmail.com
Massri, Cesar
Keywords: logos, entanglement, potential coding, collapse, pure state, separability.
Subjects: General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Theory/Observation
Depositing User: Christian de Ronde
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2018 19:36
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2018 19:36
Item ID: 14895
Subjects: General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Theory/Observation
Date: 22 July 2018
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14895

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