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Identical particles in quantum mechanics: favouring the Received View

Krause, Décio and Arenhart, Jonas R. B. (2020) Identical particles in quantum mechanics: favouring the Received View. [Preprint]

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Abstract

The so-called Received View (RV) on quantum non-individuality states, basically, that quantum particles are not individuals. It has received an amount of criticism in the recent literature, most of it concerning the relation between the RV and the relation of identity. In this chapter we carefully characterise a family of concepts involved in clarifying the view, indicating how the very idea of failure of identity, commonly used to define the RV, may be understood. By doing so, we hope to dissipate some misunderstandings about the RV, which shall also be seen as evidence of its tenability.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Krause, Déciodeciokrause@gmail.com0000-0003-0463-2796
Arenhart, Jonas R. B.jonas.becker2@gmail.cpm
Keywords: non-individuals; Received View; identity; quantum me- chanics.
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Foundations
Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Logic
Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Ontology
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Décio Krause
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2020 15:49
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2020 15:49
Item ID: 17116
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Foundations
Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Logic
Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Ontology
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 26 April 2020
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/17116

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