The Principle of the Identity of Indiscernibles and Quantum Mechanics

Tomasz Bigaj, J.A.C Ladyman

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Abstract

It is argued that recent discussion of the principle of the identity of indiscernibles (PII) and quantum mechanics has lost sight of the broader philosophical motivation and significance of PII and that the ‘received view’ of the status of PII in the light of quantum mechanics survives recent criticisms of it by Muller, Saunders, and Seevinck.
Translated title of the contributionThe Principle of the Identity of Indiscernibles and Quantum Mechanics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117 - 136
Number of pages20
JournalPhilosophy of Science
Volume77
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010

Structured keywords

  • Centre for Science and Philosophy
  • Centre_for_science_and_philosophy

Keywords

  • PII
  • identity
  • quantum mechanics
  • Received View

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