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Identity, Indiscernibility, and Philosophical Claims

Krause, Décio and Coelho, Antonio M. N. (2004) Identity, Indiscernibility, and Philosophical Claims. [Preprint]

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Abstract

The concept of indiscernibility in a structure is analysed with the aim of emphasizing that in asserting that two objects are indiscernible, it is useful to consider these objects as members of (the domain of) a structure. A case for this usefulness is presented by examining the consequences of this view to the philosophical discussion on identity and indiscernibility in quantum theory.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Krause, Décio
Coelho, Antonio M. N.
Additional Information: Forthcoming in Axiomathes.
Keywords: identity, indiscernibility, invariance, quantum objects, structures
Subjects: General Issues > Structure of Theories
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Décio Krause
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2004
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:12
Item ID: 1594
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1594

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