Vera Matarese: What it the Quantum Wave-function?
19. 10. 2018 od 10:15 – Vera Matarese, PhD. (Centre For Formal Epistemology, FLÚ AV ČR) - WHAT IS THE QUANTUM WAVE-FUNCTION? METHODOLOGICAL GROUNDS AGAINST WAVEFUNCTION REALISM. The wave-function is the central object of non-relativistic quantum mechanics, since its most important equation, the Schrödinger equation, rules the wave-function temporal evolution. Given this, in order to know what quantum mechanics is fundamentally about, the question of what the wavefunction is becomes a priority. This talk seeks to provide new convincing arguments for rejecting wavefunction realism, according to which the wave-function is a high-dimensional physical field that does not live in our spacetime (Albert 1996). Normally, this view is criticized for its ontological commitments, since they are at odds with our immediate perception of the physical world and with our traditional metaphysical criteria of what should be counted as physical. In my talk, I propose a new offensive strategy against wave-function realism, by revealing its flawed methodology. In particular, I will home in on three different methodological routes that wave-function realists adopt and their respective flaws.
|Datum zahájení||2018-10-19 00:00:00.0|
|Datum ukončení||2018-10-19 00:00:00.0|
|Místo konání||RJ 209, 10:15|
|Počet účastníků z ČR||10|
|Počet zahraničních učastníků||0|