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On Dieks against the Received View

Krause, Décio (2024) On Dieks against the Received View. [Preprint]


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Dennis Dieks addressed some criticisms of the so-called Received View (RV) of non-individual quantum objects in a series of papers. His main con- cern is that the RV doesn’t fit the practice of physics since in some situations the physicist assumes that quantum objects can be treated individually, im- itating standard objects (individuals) in classical physics. In this paper, we revise his argumentation, showing that it involves some misunderstand- ings regarding the objectives of the RV.
Dieks also proposes an Alternative View (AV) which he thinks is more in accordance with the way physicists proceed. We argue that the AV is not conflating the RV, but is complementary to it, namely, substitutes it when quantum objects are sufficiently apart and can be treated as obeying classical logic. Thus, from the point of view of the practice of physics, in most cases, we can opt for the Alternative View, but the RV is more adequate when we are looking for logical and foundational analyses.

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Item Type: Preprint
Krause, Déciodeciokrause@gmail.com0000-0003-0463-2796
Keywords: identity, individuality, non-individuality, quantum objects, Received View, Alternative View, Dennis Dieks
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Logic
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Décio Krause
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2024 19:01
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2024 19:01
Item ID: 22985
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Logic
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 15 January 2024

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