The dissipative approach to quantum field theory: conceptual foundations and ontological implications

  title={The dissipative approach to quantum field theory: conceptual foundations and ontological implications},
  author={Andrea Oldofredi and Hans Christian {\"O}ttinger},
  journal={European Journal for Philosophy of Science},
Many attempts have been made to provide Quantum Field Theory with conceptually clear and mathematically rigorous foundations; remarkable examples are the Bohmian and the algebraic perspectives respectively. In this essay we introduce the dissipative approach to QFT, a new alternative formulation of the theory explaining the phenomena of particle creation and annihilation starting from nonequilibrium thermodynamics. It is shown that DQFT presents a rigorous mathematical structure, and a clear… 
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