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Fundamental, yet imprecise?

Miller, Michael E. (2019) Fundamental, yet imprecise? In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

Many physical theories characterize their observables with unlimited precision. Non-fundamental theories do so needlessly: they are more precise than they need to be to capture the matters of fact about their observables. A natural expectation is that a truly fundamental theory would require unlimited precision in order to exhaustively capture all of the fundamental physical matters of fact. I argue against this expectation and I show that there could be a fundamental theory with limited precision.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
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CreatorsEmailORCID
Miller, Michael E.michael.earl.miller@gmail.com0000-0003-1144-9711
Keywords: Precision, accuracy, quantum mechanics, metaphysical indeterminacy, quantities
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Mr. Michael E. Miller
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2019 03:17
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2019 03:17
Item ID: 16180
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 3 June 2019
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/16180

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