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A no-go result for wave function realism

Gao, Shan (2022) A no-go result for wave function realism. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Wave function realism is a widely-discussed view about the ontology of quantum mechanics. According to this view, the wave function represents a real physical field in a fundamental high-dimensional space. In this paper, I argue that wave function realism is inconsistent with the realist assumption that an isolated system has a well-defined physical state.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Gao, Shansgao7319@uni.sydney.edu.au
Keywords: wave function realism; ontology of quantum mechanics; physical field; high-dimensional space; isolated system
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: Dr. Shan Gao
Date Deposited: 09 May 2022 04:07
Last Modified: 09 May 2022 04:07
Item ID: 20561
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: 7 May 2022
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20561

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