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Individual particles, properties and quantum statistics

Morganti, Matteo (2007) Individual particles, properties and quantum statistics. In: [2007] EPSA07: 1st Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association (Madrid, 15-17 November, 2007).

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    Abstract

    Although there have been several attempts to resist this conclusion, it is commonly held that the peculiar statistical behaviour of quantum particles is due to their non-individuality. In this paper, a new suggestion is put forward: quantum particles are individuals, and the distinctive features of quantum statistics are determined by the fact that all the state-dependent properties described by quantum statistics are emergent relations.


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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Keywords: quantum statistics, individuality, emergent relations
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    Conferences and Volumes: [2007] EPSA07: 1st Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association (Madrid, 15-17 November, 2007)
    Depositing User: Dr. Matteo Morganti
    Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2007
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:15
    Item ID: 3613
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3613

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