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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 ...
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 ...
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