# Identical Quantum Particles, Entanglement, and Individuality

@article{Dieks2020IdenticalQP, title={Identical Quantum Particles, Entanglement, and Individuality}, author={Dennis Dieks}, journal={Entropy}, year={2020}, volume={22}, pages={134} }

Particles in classical physics are distinguishable objects, which can be picked out individually on the basis of their unique physical properties. By contrast, in the philosophy of physics, the standard view is that particles of the same kind (“identical particles”) are completely indistinguishable from each other and lack identity. This standard view is problematic: Particle indistinguishability is irreconcilable not only with the very meaning of “particle” in ordinary language and in…

## 4 Citations

Identical Particles in Quantum Mechanics: Against the Received View

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