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. The program is visible here.

Program

· Spring Semester 2021

  • 09.06.2021 MQO online seminar: 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”.