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Primitive ontology and quantum state in the GRW matter density theory

Egg, Matthias and Esfeld, Michael (2014) Primitive ontology and quantum state in the GRW matter density theory. [Preprint]

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The paper explains in what sense the GRW matter density theory (GRWm) is a primitive ontology theory of quantum mechanics and why, thus conceived, the standard objections against the GRW formalism do not apply to GRWm. We consider the different options for conceiving the quantum state in GRWm and argue that dispositionalism is the most attractive one.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Egg, Matthiasmatthias.egg@unil.ch
Esfeld, MichaelMichael-Andreas.Esfeld@unil.ch
Keywords: GRW matter density theory, GRW flash theory, Bohmian mechanics, primitive ontology, quantum state, dispositionalism, Humeanism, primitivism about laws
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
General Issues > Laws of Nature
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Matthias Egg
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2014 02:28
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2014 02:28
Item ID: 11102
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11102

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