Foundations of Physics

, Volume 44, Issue 12, pp 1246–1257

Quantum Mechanics: Ontology Without Individuals


DOI: 10.1007/s10701-014-9793-1

Cite this article as:
da Costa, N. & Lombardi, O. Found Phys (2014) 44: 1246. doi:10.1007/s10701-014-9793-1


The purpose of the present paper is to consider the traditional interpretive problems of quantum mechanics from the viewpoint of a modal ontology of properties. In particular, we will try to delineate a quantum ontology that (i) is modal, because describes the structure of the realm of possibility, and (ii) lacks the ontological category of individual. The final goal is to supply an adequate account of quantum non-individuality on the basis of this ontology.


Modal ontology Non-individuality Indistinguishability 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CONICET - Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y NaturalesUniversity of Buenos AiresBuenos AiresArgentina

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