La Bohume

Synthese 197 (10):4207-4225 (2020)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

This paper critically assesses whether quantum entanglement can be made compatible with Humean supervenience. After reviewing the prima facie tension between entanglement and Humeanism, I outline a recently-proposed Humean response, and argue that it is subject to two problems: one concerning the determinacy of quantities, and one concerning its relationship to scientific practice.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 92,075

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

La Bohume.Neil Dewar - 2016 - Synthese 197 (10):1-19.
No Metaphysics within Physics?Elizabeth Louise Miller - 2014 - Dissertation, Harvard University
Quantum Entanglement, Bohmian Mechanics, and Humean Supervenience.Elizabeth Miller - 2014 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 92 (3):567-583.
How Humean is Bohumianism?Tomasz Bigaj & Antonio Vassallo - 2020 - Foundations of Physics (10):1-18.
In Defense of the Metaphysics of Entanglement.David Glick & George Darby - forthcoming - In David Glick, George Darby & Anna Marmodoro (eds.), The Foundation of Reality: Fundamentality, Space, and Time. Oxford University Press.
Quantum Humeanism, or: Physicalism without Properties.Michael Esfeld - 2014 - Philosophical Quarterly 64 (256):453-470.
Humean Supervenience Rebugged.Suki Finn - 2014 - Philosophia 42 (4):959-970.
Relational Holism and Humean Supervenience.George Darby - 2012 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 63 (4):773-788.

Analytics

Added to PP
2023-04-12

Downloads
12 (#1,086,830)

6 months
7 (#432,182)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Neil Dewar
Cambridge University

Citations of this work

Realism about the wave function.Eddy Keming Chen - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (7):e12611.
How Humean is Bohumianism?Tomasz Bigaj & Antonio Vassallo - 2020 - Foundations of Physics (10):1-18.

Add more citations

References found in this work

Philosophical papers.David Kellogg Lewis - 1983 - New York: Oxford University Press.
The Ontology of Bohmian Mechanics.M. Esfeld, D. Lazarovici, Mario Hubert & D. Durr - 2014 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 65 (4):773-796.
Relational Holism and Quantum Mechanics1.Paul Teller - 1986 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 37 (1):71-81.

View all 12 references / Add more references