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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
    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 11:12
    Item ID: 1594
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1594

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