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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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    Abstract

    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
    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: 30 Oct 2014 22:28
    Last Modified: 30 Oct 2014 22:28
    Item ID: 11102
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11102

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