For and against Metaphysics in the Modal interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

Por • 10 nov, 2018 • Sección: Leyes

Christian de Ronde

Abstract In this paper we discuss the relation of quantum theory to the problem of metaphysics. Based on metaphysical and anti-metaphysical stances, we put forward an ‘interpretational map’ of quantum mechanics in general and of the modal interpretation in particular. Thus, within the modal interpretation, we distinguish between: Modal Interpretations (which start from) the Mathematical Formalism (MIMF) and Modal Interpretations (which start from) Metaphysical Principles (MIMP). Finally, we argue for a middle path in between metaphysical principles and the formal conditions imposed on quantum mechanics

Philosophica 83 (2010) pp. 85-117

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