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The Causal Axioms of Algebraic Quantum Field Theory: A Diagnostic

Calderón, Francisco (2022) The Causal Axioms of Algebraic Quantum Field Theory: A Diagnostic. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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This paper examines the axioms of algebraic quantum field theory (AQFT) that aim to characterize the theory as one that implements relativistic causation. I suggest that the spectrum condition (SC), microcausality (MC), and primitive causality axioms (PC), taken individually, fall short of fulfilling this goal against what some philosophers have claimed. Instead, I will show that the “local primitive causality” (LPC) condition captures each axiom’s advantages. However, this is only the case because SC, MC, and PC, taken together, imply LPC, as I will show from a construction by Haag and Schroer (1962).


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
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CreatorsEmailORCID
Calderón, Francisco0000-0001-7989-8033
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Francisco Calderón
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2022 14:48
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2022 14:48
Item ID: 21163
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Date: September 2022
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/21163

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