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The Feynman Diagrams and Virtual Quanta

bacelar valente, mario (2010) The Feynman Diagrams and Virtual Quanta. [Preprint]

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Abstract

The received view in philosophical studies of quantum field theory is that the Feynman diagrams are simply calculational tools. Alongside with this view we have the one that takes the virtual quanta to be also simply formal tools. This received view was developed and consolidated in philosophy of physics works by Mario Bunge, Paul Teller, Michael Redhead, Robert Weingard, Brigitte Falkenburg, and others. In this paper I will present an alternative to the received view.


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bacelar valente, mario
Keywords: Feynman Diagrams, Virtual Quanta, Quantum Electrodynamics
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Depositing User: mario bacelar valente
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2010
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:20
Item ID: 5571
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/5571

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