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A few points on gunky space

Dougherty, John (2015) A few points on gunky space. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Arntzenius (2012) proposed a mathematical model for gunky space, motivated in part by philosophical considerations, in part by considerations from quantum mechanics. After recasting this model in perspic- uous terms, I answer an unresolved technical question. Turning to quantum mechanics, I argue that the motivations for this model disregard important parts of the quantum formalism: the observables. When these are taken into account, gunk appears incompatible with quantum mechanics.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Keywords: gunk quantum mechanics pointless topology
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: John Dougherty
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2015 21:02
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2015 21:02
Item ID: 11424
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 14 April 2015

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