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Quantum Mereology


Décio Krause


Pages 476 - 479



A ‘quantum mereology’, that is, a mereology that could be used in the ontology of quantum physics, should address at least the following four questions.




1Department of Philosophy, Federal University of Santa Catarina



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6 Healey, R.“Holism and Nonseparability in Physics”, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2009 Edition), Zalta, E. (ed.), http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/spr2009/entries/physics-holism/

7 Krause, D., (2011), “A Calculus of Non-Individuals (Ideas for a quantum mereology)”, in Dutra, L. H. A.; Meyer Luz, A. (eds.), Linguagem, Ontologia e Ação. Col. Rumos da Epistemologia Vol 10, pp. 82-106. Florianópolis, NEL/UFSC.

8 Weinberg, S., (1993), Dreams of a Final Theory: The Search for the Fundamental Laws of Nature, London, Vintage.

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