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Quantum Worlds
Perspectives on the Ontology of Quantum Mechanics

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Wayne C. Myrvold, Olimpia Lombardi, Dennis Dieks, Nino Zanghi, Lev Vaidman, Marcelo Losada, Leonardo Vanni, Roberto Laura, James Ladyman, Hans Halvorson, Alyssa Ney, Jonas R. B. Arenhart, Otávio Bueno, Décio Krause, Ruth Kastner, Michael Esfeld, Alejandro Hnilo, Cristian López, Nathan Harshman, Guido Bellomo, Gustavo M. Bosyk, Sebastian Fortin, Manuel Gadella, Federico Holik, Juan Camilo Martínez González, Jesús Jaimes Arriaga
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  • Date Published: April 2019
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  • Quantum theory underpins much of modern physics and its implications draw the attention of industry, academia and public funding agencies. However there are many unsettled conceptual and philosophical problems in the interpretation of quantum mechanics which are a matter of extensive debate. These hotly debated topics include the meaning of the wave function, the nature of the quantum objects, the role of the observer, the non-locality of the quantum world, and the emergence of classicality from the quantum domain. Containing chapters written by eminent researchers from the fields of physics and philosophy, this book provides interdisciplinary, comprehensive and up-to-date perspectives of the problems related to the interpretation of quantum theory. It is ideal for academic researchers in physics and philosophy working on the ontology of quantum mechanics.

    • The chapters are self-contained, and do not require advanced mathematical knowledge
    • Contains comprehensive coverage of the problems and interpretations of quantum mechanics providing non-specialised readers with an introduction to the subject matter
    • Up-to-date information from experts in the field enables the reader to become acquainted with the current philosophical debate about quantum theory
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    • Date Published: April 2019
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781108662727
    • contains: 16 b/w illus. 1 table
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Introduction
    Part I. Ontology from Different Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics:
    1. Ontology for relativistic collapse theories Wayne C. Myrvold
    2. The Modal-Hamiltonian interpretation: measurement, invariance and ontology Olimpia Lombardi
    3. Quantum mechanics and perspectivalism Dennis Dieks
    4. Quantum physics grounded on Bohmian mechanics Nino Zanghi
    5. Ontology of the wave function and the many-worlds interpretation Lev Vaidman
    6. Generalized contexts for quantum histories Marcelo Losada, Leonardo Vanni and Roberto Laura
    Part II. Realism, Wavefunction and Primitive Ontology:
    7. What is the quantum face of realism? James Ladyman
    8. To be a realist about quantum theory Hans Halvorson
    9. Locality and wave function realism Alyssa Ney
    Part III. Individuality, Distinguishability and Locality:
    10. Making sense of non-individuals in quantum mechanics Jonas R. B. Arenhart, Otávio Bueno and Décio Krause
    11. From quantum to classical physics: the role of distinguishability Ruth Kastner
    12. Individuality and the account of non-locality: the case for the particle ontology in quantum physics Michael Esfeld
    13. Beyond loophole-free experiments: a search for non-ergodicity Alejandro Hnilo
    Part IV. Symmetries and Structure in Quantum Mechanics:
    14. Space-time symmetries in quantum mechanics Cristian López and Olimpia Lombardi
    15. Symmetry, structure, and emergent subsystems Nathan Harshman
    16. Majorization, across the (quantum) universe Guido Bellomo and Gustavo M. Bosyk
    Part V. The Relationship between the Quantum Ontology and the Classical World:
    17. A closed-system approach to decoherence Sebastian Fortin and Olimpia Lombardi
    18. A logical approach to the quantum-to-classical transition Sebastian Fortin, Manuel Gadella, Federico Holik and Marcelo Losada
    19. Quantum mechanics and molecular structure: the case of optical isomers Juan Camilo Martínez González, Jesús Jaimes Arriaga and Sebastian Fortin
    Index.

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    Olimpia Lombardi, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Olimpia Lombardi is Principal Researcher at the National Council of Scientific and Technical Investigations. She is the director of the research group in the philosophy of physics and philosophy of chemistry at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has been awarded grants from the Foundational Questions Institute and John Templeton Foundation.

    Sebastian Fortin, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Sebastian Fortin is a Research Fellow at the National Council of Scientific and Technical Investigations. He is a member of the group headed by Olimpia Lombardi, and collaborated in organising the international workshop 'Identity, interdistinguishability and non-locality in quantum physics' on which this volume is based.

    Cristian López, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Cristian Lόpez is a Ph.D. student at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the University of Lausanne. He is a member of the group headed by Olimpia Lombardi, and collaborated in organising the international workshop 'Identity, interdistinguishability and non-locality in quantum physics' on which this volume is based.

    Federico Holik, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina
    Federico Holik is a Research Fellow at the National Council of Scientific and Technical Investigations. He is a member of the group headed by Olimpia Lombardi, and collaborated in organising the international workshop 'Identity, interdistinguishability and non-locality in quantum physics' on which this volume is based.

    Contributors

    Wayne C. Myrvold, Olimpia Lombardi, Dennis Dieks, Nino Zanghi, Lev Vaidman, Marcelo Losada, Leonardo Vanni, Roberto Laura, James Ladyman, Hans Halvorson, Alyssa Ney, Jonas R. B. Arenhart, Otávio Bueno, Décio Krause, Ruth Kastner, Michael Esfeld, Alejandro Hnilo, Cristian López, Nathan Harshman, Guido Bellomo, Gustavo M. Bosyk, Sebastian Fortin, Manuel Gadella, Federico Holik, Juan Camilo Martínez González, Jesús Jaimes Arriaga

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