Quantum ontology without speculation

Matthias Egg
2021 European Journal for Philosophy of Science  
AbstractExisting proposals concerning the ontology of quantum mechanics (QM) either involve speculation that goes beyond the scientific evidence or abandon realism about large parts of QM. This paper proposes a way out of this dilemma, by showing that QM as it is formulated in standard textbooks allows for a much more substantive ontological commitment than is usually acknowledged. For this purpose, I defend a non-fundamentalist approach to ontology, which is then applied to various aspects of
more » ... M. In particular, I will defend realism about spin, which has been viewed as a particularly hard case for the ontology of QM.
doi:10.1007/s13194-020-00346-1 pmid:33569088 pmcid:PMC7847445 fatcat:2t4ybqrk5vaidd65erjkp2lq6u