In this paper I present a new perspective for interpreting the wavefunction as a non-material, non-epistemic, non-representational entity. I endorse a functional view according to which the wavefunction is defined by its roles in the theory. I argue that this approach shares some similarities with the nomological account of the wave function as well as with the pragmatist and epistemic approaches to quantum theory, while avoiding the major objections of these alternatives.

(2021). Wave-functionalism [journal article - articolo]. In SYNTHESE. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10446/259781

Wave-functionalism

Allori, Valia
2021-01-01

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In this paper I present a new perspective for interpreting the wavefunction as a non-material, non-epistemic, non-representational entity. I endorse a functional view according to which the wavefunction is defined by its roles in the theory. I argue that this approach shares some similarities with the nomological account of the wave function as well as with the pragmatist and epistemic approaches to quantum theory, while avoiding the major objections of these alternatives.
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2021
Allori, Valia
(2021). Wave-functionalism [journal article - articolo]. In SYNTHESE. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10446/259781
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