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Oppositions and quantum mechanics

Arenhart, Jonas R. B. and Krause, Décio (2014) Oppositions and quantum mechanics. [Preprint]

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Abstract

In this paper we deal with two applications of the square of
opposition to controversial issues in the philosophy of quantum mechanics.
The first one concerns the kind of opposition represented by states in
superposition. A superposition of “spin up” and “spin down” for a given
spatial direction, for instance, is sometimes said to originate particular
kinds of opposition such as contradictoriness. The second application
concerns the problem of identical particles. Identity and indiscernibility
are entangled in discussions of this problem in such a way that a proper
conceptual treatment of those issues through the square seems profitable.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Arenhart, Jonas R. B.jonas.becker2@gmail.cpm
Krause, Déciodeciokrause@gmail.com
Keywords: Square of oppositions; quantum mechanics; superposition; identity.
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Décio Krause
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2014 21:56
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2014 21:56
Item ID: 10583
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 28 March 2014
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10583

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