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Publisher:The Ohio State University
Series/Report no.:The Ohio State University. Department of Philosophy Honors Theses; 2011
This essay addresses a number of thorny issues which all arise from a single claim: quantum particles are (in some sense of the word) not individuals. This claim is commonplace to the physicist, puzzling to the philosopher, and simply nonsensical to the layman. Accordingly, the task that underpins this entire essay is to lead the way from the “nonsensicality” knee-jerk reaction to a precise understanding of why it must be the case that quanta cannot be regarded as individuals. Additionally, I will argue that these non-individuals, as such, constitute a counterexample to Leibniz’s Law (LL). The thesis of this essay is therefore twofold.
1st Place in the Humanities, 2011 Denman Research Forum
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