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Allori, Valia (2021) Wave-Functionalism. Synthese.

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In this paper I present a new perspective for interpreting the wavefunction as a non-material, non-epistemic, non-representational entity. I endorse a functional view according to which the wavefunction is defined by its roles in the theory. I argue that this approach shares some similarities with the nomological account of the wave function as well as with the pragmatist and epistemic approaches to quantum theory, while avoiding the major objections of these alternatives.

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Allori, Valiavallori@niu.edu0000-0002-8144-8549
Keywords: quantum ontology; wavefunction realism; primitive ontology; epistemic approaches; pragmatist quantum realism; epistemic/ontic distinction; constructive vs. principle explanations; functionalism.
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Dr Valia Allori
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2021 14:00
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2021 14:00
Item ID: 19355
Journal or Publication Title: Synthese
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 2021

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