Tue Oct 18, 2016
225 Dwinelle, 6–8 PM
|'Grounding Sensible Qualities' Workshop
Alyssa Ney (UC Davis)
Finding the World in the Wave-Function
We look at some strategies for solving the macro-object problem for wave function realism. This is the problem of finding an account of the existence of macroscopic objects assuming a metaphysics in which objects in space-time are not fundamental; rather what is fundamental is the quantum wave function, a field characterized by an assignment of values to points in a much different kind of space, one adequate to realizing the full range of possible quantum pure states.
This will be a read-ahead workshop. Please make sure to read the paper in advance. You can find a copy here