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The elimination of metaphysics through the epistemological analysis: lessons (un)learned from metaphysical underdetermination

Arroyo, Raoni Wohnrath and Arenhart, Jonas R. B. and Krause, Décio (2023) The elimination of metaphysics through the epistemological analysis: lessons (un)learned from metaphysical underdetermination. [Preprint]

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Abstract

This chapter argues that the general philosophy of science should learn metaphilosophical lessons from the case of metaphysical underdetermination, as it occurs in non-relativistic quantum mechanics. Section presents the traditional discussion of metaphysical underdetermination regarding the individuality and non-individuality of quantum particles. Section discusses three reactions to it found in the literature: eliminativism about individuality; conservatism about individuality; eliminativism about objects. Section wraps it all up with metametaphysical considerations regarding the epistemology of metaphysics of science.


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Arroyo, Raoni Wohnrathrwarroyo@unicamp.br0000-0002-3800-8505
Arenhart, Jonas R. B.jonas.becker2@gmail.cpm
Krause, Déciodeciokrause@gmail.com
Additional Information: Forthcoming in: Probing the Meaning of Quantum Mechanics. Aerts, D. & Arenhart, J. R. B. & de Ronde, C. & Sergioli, G. (eds.) World Scientific, 2023.
Keywords: Individuality; Metaphysical underdetermination; Metaphysics of quantum mechanics; Non-individuals; Structuralism.
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Dr. Raoni Arroyo
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2023 15:55
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 15:55
Item ID: 22472
Official URL: https://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1...
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1142/13602
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: October 2023
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/22472

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