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Finding the World in the Wave Function: Some Strategies for Solving the Macro-Object Problem

Ney, Alyssa (2016) Finding the World in the Wave Function: Some Strategies for Solving the Macro-Object Problem. UNSPECIFIED.

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    We look at some strategies for solving the macro-object problem for wave function realism. This is the problem of finding an account of the existence of macroscopic objects assuming a metaphysics in which objects in space-time are not fundamental; rather what is fundamental is the quantum wave function, a field characterized by an assignment of values to points in a much different kind of space, one adequate to realizing the full range of possible quantum pure states.


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    Item Type: Other
    Keywords: wave function, wave function realism, spatial functionalism
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    Depositing User: Alyssa Ney
    Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2016 10:31
    Last Modified: 22 Jan 2016 10:31
    Item ID: 11877
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11877

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