Quantum structure and spacetime

Lam, Vincent (2015). Quantum structure and spacetime. In Tomasz Bigaj and Christian Wüthrich (Ed.), Metaphysics in Contemporary Physics (pp. 81-99) New York, NY, United States: Brill - Rodopi. doi:10.1163/9789004310827_005

Author Lam, Vincent
Title of chapter Quantum structure and spacetime
Title of book Metaphysics in Contemporary Physics
Place of Publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Brill - Rodopi
Publication Year 2015
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1163/9789004310827_005
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Series Poznań Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities
ISBN 9789004310827
Editor Tomasz Bigaj
Christian Wüthrich
Volume number 104
Chapter number 4
Start page 81
End page 99
Total pages 19
Total chapters 17
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The aim of this paper is twofold. In the first part, it clarifies the nature of wave function within the framework of the primitive ontology approach to quantum mechanics using the tools of ontic structural realism. In the second part, it critically discusses the primitive ontological move of postulating from the start matter localized in spacetime as the ultimate referent for quantum theory, in particular the case where the latter is applied to the general relativistic gravitational field.
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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