Event ontology in quantum mechanics and the problem of emergence

Publication Year:
2016
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http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11931
Author(s):
Rodolfo Gambini, Jorge Pullin
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We introduce an ontology of objects and events that is particularly well suited for several interpretations of quantum mechanics. It leads to an important revision of the notion of matter and its implications. Within this context one can show that systems in entangled states present emergent new properties and downward causation where certain behavior of parts of the system are only determined by the state of the whole. Interpretations of quantum mechanics that admit such an event ontology solve the problem of emergence.

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