Now showing items 1-10 of 11
How to Make Sense of Quantum Mechanics (and More): Fundamental Physical Theories and Primitive Ontology
(Open Academic Press, 2016-04)
Quantum mechanics has always been regarded as, at best, puzzling, if not contradictory. The aim of the paper is to explore a particular approach to fundamental physical theories, the one based on the notion of primitive ...
What is Bohmian Mechanics
(Springer Netherlands, 2004-08)
Contrary to the widespread belief, the problem of the emergence of classical mechanics from quantum mechanics is still open. In spite of many results of the standard approach, it is not yet clear how to explain within ...
Maxwell's Paradox: Classical Electrodynamics and its Time Reversal Invariance
In this paper, I argue that the recent discussion on the time - reversal invariance of classical electrodynamics (see (Albert 2000: ch.1), (Arntzenius 2004), (Earman 2002), (Malament 2004),(Horwich 1987: ch.3)) can be best ...
Quantum Mechanics and Paradigm Shifts
(Springer Netherlands, 2015-03-05)
It has been argued that the transition from classical to quantum mechanics is an example of a Kuhnian scientific revolution, in which there is a shift from the simple, intuitive, straightforward classical paradigm, to the ...
On the Common Structure of Bohmian Mechanics and the Ghirardi–Rimini–Weber Theory
(British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 2008-07-11)
Bohmian mechanics and the Ghirardi–Rimini–Weber theory provide opposite resolutions of the quantum measurement problem: the former postulates additional variables (the particle positions) besides the wave function, whereas ...
Primitive Ontology in a Nutshell
(International Journal of Quantum Foundations, 2015-06-26)
The aim of this paper is to summarize a particular approach of doing metaphysics through physics - the primitive ontology approach. The idea is that any fundamental physical theory has a well-defined architecture, to the ...
Some Remarks on Wave Function Monism
Is wave function monism, the view that the wave function completely describes physical objects, a sensible view? GRW, one candidate to solve the measurement problem, might be taken to be an example of such view. I argue ...
Many-Worlds and Schroedinger's First Quantum Theory
(British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 2010-06-30)
Schr ̈odinger’s first proposal for the interpretation of quantum mechanics was based on a postulate relating the wave function on configuration space to charge density in physical space. Schr ̈odinger apparently later ...
On the Metaphysics of Quantum Mechanics
La storia del gatto che era sia vivo che morto
Questa è la breve storia , forse un poco romanzata, del gatto che, se non forse il più citato, è di sicuro il più bistrattato della storia della fisica e della filosofia: il gatto di Schrödinger.