Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics

  title={Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics},
  author={Mauro Dorato and Michael Esfeldb},
The paper argues that the formulation of quantum mechanics proposed by Ghirardi, Rimini and Weber (GRW) is a serious candidate for being a fundamental physical theory and explores its ontological commitments from this perspective. In particular, we propose to conceive of spatial superpositions of non-massless microsystems as dispositions or powers, more precisely propensities, to generate spontaneous localizations. We set out five reasons for this view, namely that (1) it provides for a clear… CONTINUE READING

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