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Bohmian mechanics as Cartesian science

Esfeld, Michael (2024) Bohmian mechanics as Cartesian science. [Preprint]


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The paper shows how Bohmian mechanics fits into modern science as conceived by Descartes. The primitive ontology of particle positions only vindicates the Cartesian conception of matter as res extensa also in the domain of quantum physics. Finally, I briefly sketch out how Bohmian mechanics can also be construed as respecting the limits that Descartes set for modern science: there is no conflict between the ontology and dynamics of matter as set out in Bohmian mechanics and a Cartesian stance that takes the mind to be irreducible to matter.

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Item Type: Preprint
Keywords: Bohmian mechanics, Descartes
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Michael Esfeld
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2024 02:14
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 02:14
Item ID: 23051
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 4 February 2024

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