Identity in Physics: Properties, Statistics and the (Non-)Individuality of Quantum Particles

Conference paper
Part of the The European Philosophy of Science Association Proceedings book series (EPSP, volume 1)

Abstract

The issue whether or not the most fundamental entities described by non-relativistic quantum mechanics are individual objects is of interest for both philosophers and metaphyiscians, and has received a great deal of attention lately. Even though there is no universal consensus, the most popular view seems to be that quantum particles are not individual objects. This paper offers a critical analysis of recent arguments in support of this position, and a defence of the more traditional alternative.

Keywords

Quantum Statistic Entangle State Quantum Particle Primitive Identity Counterpart Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of Roma TRERomeItaly

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