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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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4 French, S.; Krause, D., (2006), Identity in Physics: A Historical, Philosophical, and Formal Analysis. Oxford, Oxford Un. Press.

5 Gisin, N., (2009), “Quantum Nonlocality: How Does Nature Perform the Trick?”

6 Healey, R.“Holism and Nonseparability in Physics”, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2009 Edition), Zalta, E. (ed.),

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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