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Quantum Mechanics for Event Ontologists

Pashby, Thomas (2014) Quantum Mechanics for Event Ontologists. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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In an event ontology, matter is 'made up of' events. This provides a distinctive foil to the standard view of a quantum state in terms of properties possessed by a system. Here I provide an argument against the standard view and suggest instead a way to conceive of quantum mechanics in terms of probabilities for the occurrence of events localized in space and time. To that end I construct an appropriate probability space for these events and give a way to calculate them as conditional probabilities. I suggest that these probabilities can be usefully thought of as Lewisian objective chances.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Keywords: quantum events, events, time, chances, conditional probability, event ontology
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Dr. Thomas Pashby
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2014 15:04
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2014 15:04
Item ID: 10783
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 2014

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