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Logical and Philosophical Remarks on Quasi-Set Theory

da Costa, Newton C. A. and Krause, Décio (2007) Logical and Philosophical Remarks on Quasi-Set Theory. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    Quasi-set theory is a theory for dealing with collections of indistinguishable objects. In this paper we discuss some logical and philosophical questions involved with such a theory. The analysis of these questions enable us to provide the first grounds of a possible new view of physical reality, founded on an ontology of non-individuals, to which quasi-set theory may constitute the logical basis.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Additional Information: Forthcoming in the Logic Journal of the IGPL.
    Keywords: quasi-sets, logic of quantum mechanics, identity, non-individuality, quantum ontology, quasi-objects
    Subjects: General Issues > Structure of Theories
    Specific Sciences > Mathematics
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    Depositing User: Décio Krause
    Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2007
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:15
    Item ID: 3274
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3274

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