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Quantization as a guide to ontic structure

Thebault, Karim P.Y. (2012) Quantization as a guide to ontic structure. [Preprint]

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A framework is presented for the provision of a structural realist ontology as dictated by the implications of simultaneously accepting both inter-formulation and classical-quantum species of ‘metaphysical’ underdetermination. The example of non-relativistic particle mechanics is considered, and it is argued that, modulo cer- tain mathematical ambiguities, a viable and consistent candidate structural ontology can be constituted in terms of a Lie algebra morphism between algebras of observ- ables and the relationship between the corresponding state spaces.

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Item Type: Preprint
Thebault, Karim
Keywords: Structural Realism, Quantization, Underdetermination
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Structure of Theories
General Issues > Theory Change
Depositing User: Dr Karim Thebault
Date Deposited: 30 May 2012 10:36
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2014 16:25
Item ID: 9128

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