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On algebraic object naturalism and metaphysical indeterminacy in quantum mechanics

Menon, Tushar (2023) On algebraic object naturalism and metaphysical indeterminacy in quantum mechanics. [Preprint]

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Abstract

I propose a technique for identifying fundamental properties using structures already present in physical theories. I argue that, in conjunction with a particular naturalistic commitment, that I dub `algebraic naturalism', these structures can be used to generate a standard of metaphysical determinacy. This standard can be used to rule out the possibility of a virulent strain of `deep' metaphysical indeterminacy that has been imputed to quantum mechanics.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Menon, Tushartushar.menon@balliol.ox.ac.uk
Keywords: Metaphysical indeterminacy, Quantum Mechanics, Kochen-Specker
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Dr Tushar Menon
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2023 14:32
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2023 14:32
Item ID: 22589
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 27 September 2023
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/22589

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