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Ontology of Relativistic Collapse Theories

Myrvold, Wayne C. (2018) Ontology of Relativistic Collapse Theories. [Preprint]

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Abstract

If some sort of dynamical collapse theory is correct, what might the world be like? Can a theory of that sort be a quantum state monist theory, or must such theories supplement the quantum state ontology with additional beables? In a previous work (Myrvold 2018), I defended quantum state monism, with a distributional ontology along the lines advocated by Philip Pearle. In this chapter the account is extended to collapse theories in relativistic spacetimes.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Myrvold, Wayne C.wmyrvold@uwo.ca0000-0002-7033-2647
Additional Information: Forthcoming in Olimpia Lombardi, Sebastian Fortin, Cristian López and Federico Holik, eds., Quantum Worlds (Cambridge University Press).
Keywords: Quantum Mechanics; Collapse Theories; GRW; CSL
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Wayne Myrvold
Date Deposited: 28 May 2018 18:50
Last Modified: 28 May 2018 18:50
Item ID: 14718
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Date: May 2018
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14718

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