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Tightrope-walking rationality in action: Feyerabendian insights for the foundations of quantum mechanics

Oriti, Daniele (2022) Tightrope-walking rationality in action: Feyerabendian insights for the foundations of quantum mechanics. [Preprint]

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Abstract

We scan Paul K. Feyerabend's work in philosophy of physics and of science more generally for insights that could be useful for the contemporary debate on the foundations of quantum mechanics. We take as our starting point what Feyerabend has actually written about quantum mechanics, but we extend our analysis to his general views on realism, objectivity, pluralism, and the relation between physics and philosophy, finding that these more general views could in fact offer many interesting insights for physicists and philosophers working on quantum foundations.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Oriti, Danieledaniele.oriti@physik.lmu.de0000-0002-2004-7063
Additional Information: invited contribution to a special issue in International Studies in Philosophy of Science, dedicated to the work of P. K. Feyerabend
Keywords: philosophy of physics, history of philosophy, foundations of quantum mechanics, Feyerabend
Subjects: General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
General Issues > Operationalism/Instrumentalism
General Issues > Philosophers of Science
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: Dr Daniele Oriti
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2022 08:16
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2022 08:16
Item ID: 21592
Subjects: General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
General Issues > Operationalism/Instrumentalism
General Issues > Philosophers of Science
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: 2022
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/21592

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