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Rovelli’s relational quantum mechanics, anti-monism and quantum becoming

Dorato, Mauro (2013) Rovelli’s relational quantum mechanics, anti-monism and quantum becoming. [Preprint]

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In this paper I present and defend Rovelli's relation quantum mechanics (RQM) from some foreseeable objections, so as to clarify its philosophical implications vis a vis rival interpretations. In particular I will ask whether RQM presupposes a hidden recourse to both a duality of evolutions and of ontology (the relationality of quantum world and the intrinsicness of the classical world, which in the limit must be recovered from the former). I then concentrate on the pluralistic, antimonistic metaphysical consequences of the theory, due to the impossibility of assigning a state to the quantum universe. Finally, in the last section I note interesting consequences of RQM with respect to the possibility of defining a local, quantum relativistic becoming (in flat spacetimes).Given the difficulties of having the cosmic form of becoming that would be appropriate for priority monism, RQM seems to present an important advantage with respect to monistic views, at least insofar as far as the possibility of explaining our experience of time is concerned.


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Dorato, Mauro
Keywords: relational quantum mechanics, duality of evolution, dispositions, priority monism, quantum becoming
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Mauro Dorato
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2013 14:12
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2013 14:12
Item ID: 9964
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Date: 31 August 2013
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9964

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