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Wave function realism and three dimensions

Vaidman, Lev (2021) Wave function realism and three dimensions. [Preprint]

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Abstract

It is argued that our experience of life in three-dimensional space can be explained by an ontological picture of quantum mechanics consisting solely of the wave function of the universe formally defined in the configuration space. Our experience supervenes on a part of the universal wave function which is defined in three dimensions, while the other parts (defined in configuration space) explain physical properties of objects. A deterministic universe without action at a distance requires the acceptance of the existence of parallel worlds similar to our world.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Vaidman, Levvaidman@tauex.tau.ac.il0000-0001-5907-7553
Keywords: many-worlds interpretation, ontology of wave function, interpretation of quantum mechanics, 3D space
Subjects: General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
General Issues > Laws of Nature
Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
General Issues > Thought Experiments
Depositing User: Prof. Lev Vaidman
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2021 20:51
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2021 20:51
Item ID: 19979
Subjects: General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
General Issues > Laws of Nature
Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
General Issues > Thought Experiments
Date: 4 December 2021
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/19979

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