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Towards an Account of Complementarities and Context-Dependence

Ryoo, Hong Joo (2024) Towards an Account of Complementarities and Context-Dependence. [Preprint]

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Discussions in the philosophy of explanation involving scientific explanations often include a form of logical entailment, causal history, unification, and more. Strevens constructs the Kairetic account in an attempt to unify the entailment structure, causal relations, and the notion of difference-making in a manner that also offers high-level explanations. When dealing with quantum mechanics, Strevens then points toward Railton's account of probabilities, known as the DNP account. In this paper, I will introduce the preliminary accounts (D-N, causal, Unificationism) and the Kairetic and DNP accounts and offer an extension of the Kairetic/DNP account to accommodate the view of complementarities. This will be done through a scheme that I call "context-dependent mapping." This will be illustrated in a couple of example cases.

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Item Type: Preprint
Ryoo, Hong Joolyuhongju1@berkeley.edu0000-0002-4032-0215
Keywords: Philosophy of Explanation, Quantum Mechanics, Complementarities
Subjects: General Issues > Explanation
Depositing User: Hong Joo Ryoo
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2024 00:28
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2024 00:28
Item ID: 23534
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.13140/RG.2.2.15557.87521
Subjects: General Issues > Explanation
Date: May 2024

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