The Ontology of Bohmian mechanics

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Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
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Titre
The Ontology of Bohmian mechanics
Périodique
The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
Auteur(s)
Esfeld Michael, Hubert Mario, Lazarovici Dustin, Dürr Detlef
ISSN
0007-0882
1464-3537
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
12/2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
65
Numéro
4
Pages
773-96
Langue
anglais
Résumé
The article points out that the modern formulation of Bohm’s quantum theory, known as Bohmian mechanics, is committed only to particles’ positions and a law of motion. We explain how this view can avoid the open questions that the traditional view faces, according to which Bohm’s theory is committed to a wave-function that is a physical entity over and above the particles, although it is defined on configuration space instead of three-dimensional space. We then enquire into the status of the law of motion, elaborating on how the main philosophical options to ground a law of motion, namely Humeanism and dispositionalism, can be applied to Bohmian mechanics. In conclusion, we sketch out how these options apply to primitive ontology approaches to quantum mechanics in general.
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