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Coexistence of several interpretations of quantum mechanics and the fruitfulness of scientific works

Boyer, Thomas (2009) Coexistence of several interpretations of quantum mechanics and the fruitfulness of scientific works. In: [2009] SPSP 2009: Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice (Minnesota, June 18-20, 2009).

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    Abstract

    The coexistence of several interpretations of one theory is considered through the example of non-relativistic quantum mechanics. The problem considered is whether physicists manage to work properly in spite of the several interpretations. The criterion adopted is the possibility of re-using others' works for another research: this is called "fruitfulness of works". It is argued that such a fruitfulness is possible between works made in different quantum interpretations.


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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Keywords: Fruitfulness of works, re-using works, quantum mechanics, coexistence of interpretations
    Subjects: General Issues > Structure of Theories
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    Conferences and Volumes: [2009] SPSP 2009: Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice (Minnesota, June 18-20, 2009)
    Depositing User: Thomas Boyer
    Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2009
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:18
    Item ID: 4723
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4723

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