Is Mereology Empirical? Composition for Fermions.

  title={Is Mereology Empirical? Composition for Fermions.},
  author={Adam Caulton},
  journal={arXiv: Quantum Physics},
  • A. Caulton
  • Published 29 August 2014
  • Philosophy
  • arXiv: Quantum Physics
How best to think about quantum systems under permutation invariance is a question that has received a great deal of attention in the literature. But very little attention has been paid to taking seriously the proposal that permutation invariance reflects a representational redundancy in the formalism. Under such a proposal, it is far from obvious how a constituent quantum system is represented. Consequently, it is also far from obvious how quantum systems compose to form assemblies, i.e. what… 

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