Reading group

The Metaphysics of Quantum Objects project members has a weekly reading group with the purpose of reading and discussing classical and contemporary articles from both the metaphysics and the philosophy of physics traditions. Occasionally, the reading group session is replaced by the MQO Speaker Series. The program is visible here.

Programme

· Autumn Semester 2021 ·

  • 23.11.2021 Bigaj, T. (2020), “On quantum entanglement, counterfactuals, causality and dispositions“.
  • 09.11.2021 MQO Speaker Series: Crull, E., “No Cause for Concern? What Evidence of Indefinite Causal Ordering Might Mean“.
  • 02.11.2021 Hubert, M. & Romano, D. (2018), “The Wave-Function as a Multi-Field”, European Journal for Philosophy of Science.
  • 26.10.2021 Belot, G. (2011), “Quantum States for Primitive Ontologists. A case study”, European Journal for the Philosophy of Science.
  • 19.10.2021 Evans, P. W. (2020), “Perspectival objectivity or: how i learned to stop worrying and love observer-dependent reality”, European Journal for Philosophy of Science.
  • 12.10.2021 MQO Speaker Series: Chen, E. K. & Goldstein, S., “Governing Without A Fundamental Direction of Time: Minimal Primitivism about Laws of Nature“.
  • 28.10.2021 Calosi, C. (work in progress TBA).

· Spring Semester 202

  • 09.06.2021 MQO Speaker Series: Carroll, S. M., Reality as a Vector in Hilbert Space.
  • 01.06.2021 Gilton, M. J. R. (2020), Could Charge and Mass be Universals?, in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 102.
  • 18.05.2021 Schneider, C. (2006), Towards a Field Ontology, Dicalectica 60.
  • 04.05.2021 Turner, J. (2019), On Doing Without Ontology: Feature-Placing on a Global Scale
  • 27.04.2021 Ney, A. (2021), The World in the Wave Function, chapter 7: “Finding the Macroworld”.
  • 20.04.2021 Ney A. (2021), The World in the Wave Function, chapter 6: “The Causal Role of Macroscopic Objects”.
  • 13.04.2021 Ney, A. (2021), The World in the Wave Function, chapter 5: “Must an Ontology for Quantum Theories Contain Local Beables?”.
  • 23.03.2021 Ney, A. (2021), The World in the Wave Function, chapter 4: “Wave Function Realism in a Relativistic Setting”.
  • 16.03.2021 Ney, A. (2021), The World in the Wave Function, chapter 3: “The Virtues of Separability and Locality”.
  • 09.03.2021 Ney, A. (2021), The World in the Wave Function, chapter 2: “The Argument from Entanglement”.
  • 23.02.2021 Ney, A. (2021), The World in the Wave Function, chapter 1: “A Preliminary Case for Wave Function Realism”.
  • 16.02.2021 Caulton, A. (2016), Is mereology empirical? Composition for fermions. In The Metaphysics of Contemporary Physics , edited by Bigaj, T. & Wüthrich, C.
  • 09.02.2021 Calosi, C. (work in progress TBA)
  • 02.02.2021 Schroeren, D. (work in progress TBA)

· Autumn Semester 2020 ·

  • 15.12.2020 Burckhardt, H. et al. (2017), Handbook of Mereology, “Quantum Mechanics” by Silberstein, and “Quantum Mereology” by Krause.
  • 08.12.2020 Maudlin, T. (1995), Three Measurement Problems, Topoi 14.
  • 01.12.2020 Schroeren, D. (work in progress TBA).
  • 17.11.2020 Maudlin, T. (2019), Philosophy of Physics: Quantum Theory, chapter 7 “Relativistic Quantum Field Theory”.
  • 10.11.2020 Maudlin, T. (2019), Philosophy of Physics: Quantum Theory, chapter 6 “Many Worlds”.
  • 03.11.2020 Maudlin, T. (2019), Philosophy of Physics: Quantum Theory, chapter 5 “Pilot Wave Theories”.
  • 27.10.2020 [Zoom meeting] Oldofredi, A. (work in progress TBA).
  • 20.10.2020 Allori , V. (2015), Primitive Ontology in a nutshell, International Journal of Quantum Foundations.
  • 13.10.2020 Maudlin, T. (2019), Philosophy of Physics: Quantum Theory, chapter 4 “Collapse Theories and the Problem of Local Beables”.
  • 06.10.2020 Maudlin, T. (2019), Philosophy of Physics: Quantum Theory, chapter 3 “The Wavefunction and the Quantum State”.
  • 29.09.2020 Wallace, D. (2012), The Emergent Muiltiverse, chapter 2 “Worlds as Emergent Entities”.