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From the measurement problem to the primitive ontology programme

Esfeld, Michael (2019) From the measurement problem to the primitive ontology programme. [Preprint]

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The paper retraces the development from the measurement problem to the primitive ontology programme. It assesses the contribution of the GRW theory to this programme and discusses the pros and cons of the GRWm matter density ontology and the GRWf flash ontology in comparison to the Bohmian particle ontology. It thereby pursues the evaluation of the proposals for a primitive ontology of quantum physics.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Esfeld, MichaelMichael-Andreas.Esfeld@unil.ch
Keywords: Bohmian mechanics, flash ontology, GRW theory, matter density ontology, measurement problem, primitive ontology, quantum Humeanism, wave function monism
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Michael Esfeld
Date Deposited: 30 May 2019 04:50
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 04:50
Item ID: 16061
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 28 May 2019
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/16061

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