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Entanglement as the world-making relation: Distance from entanglement

Jaksland, Rasmus (2020) Entanglement as the world-making relation: Distance from entanglement. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Distance, it is often argued, is the only coherent and empirically adequate world-making relation that can glue together the elements of the world. This paper offers entanglement as an alternative world-making relation. Entanglement is interesting since it is consistent even with quantum gravity theories that do not feature space at the fundamental level.
The paper thereby defends the metaphysical salience of such non-spatial theories. An account of distance (space) is the predominant problem of empirical adequacy facing entanglement as a world-making relation. A resolution of this obstacle utilizes insights from the Ryu-Takayanagi formula (a holographic relation between entanglement
and spacetime) and Susskind and Maldacena’s related ER=EPR conjecture (a relation between bell pairs and wormholes). Together these indicate how distance can be recovered from entanglement and thus carves the way for entanglement fundamentalism.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Jaksland, Rasmusrasmus.jaksland@ntnu.no0000-0001-9531-9994
Keywords: Entanglement; Quantum gravity; Primitive ontology; Entanglement fundamentalism; World-making relation; Holography
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Mr. Rasmus Jaksland
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2020 18:08
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 18:08
Item ID: 17099
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11229-020-02671-7
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-020-02671-7
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 2020
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/17099

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