The Physics and Metaphysics of Primitive Stuff

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Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
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Publications
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Titre
The Physics and Metaphysics of Primitive Stuff
Périodique
The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
Auteur(s)
Esfeld Michael, Lazarovici Dustin, Lam Vincent, Hubert Mario
ISSN
0007-0882 (imprimé)
1464-3537 (en ligne)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2017
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
68
Numéro
1
Pages
133-161
Langue
anglais
Résumé
The article sets out a primitive ontology of the natural world in terms of primitive stuff—that is, stuff that has as such no physical properties at all—but that is not a bare substratum either, being individuated by metrical relations. We focus on quantum physics and employ identity-based Bohmian mechanics to illustrate this view, but point out that it applies all over physics. Properties then enter into the picture exclusively through the role that they play for the dynamics of the primitive stuff. We show that such properties can be local (classical mechanics), as well as holistic (quantum mechanics), and discuss two metaphysical options to conceive them, namely, Humeanism and modal realism in the guise of dispositionalism.
Mots-clé
primitive ontology, primitive stuff, ontic structural realism, identical particles, Bohmian mechanics, Humeanism, modal realism, dispositionalism
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