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Interpreting Quantum Entanglement: Steps Towards Coherentist Quantum Mechanics

Calosi, Claudio and Morganti, Matteo (2018) Interpreting Quantum Entanglement: Steps Towards Coherentist Quantum Mechanics. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.

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In this paper, a new, ‘coherentist’ account of quantum entanglement is put forward. According to it, entangled systems are characterized by symmetric relations of ontological dependence among the component particles. We compare this coherentist viewpoint with the two most popular alternatives currently on offer - structuralism and holism – and argue that it is essentially different from, and preferable to, both. In the course of the paper, we point out ways in which coherentism might be extended beyond the case of entanglement and further articulated.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
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Calosi, Claudioclaudio.calosi@unige.ch
Morganti, Matteommorganti@uniroma3.it
Keywords: structure; quantum systems; entanglement; symmetric dependence; holism; coherentism.
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Claudio Calosi
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2018 14:54
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2018 14:54
Item ID: 15031
Journal or Publication Title: The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 2018
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15031

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