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dc.contributor.authorSimpson, William M. R.
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-15T16:14:33Z
dc.date.available2021-01-15T16:14:33Z
dc.date.issued2021-01-15
dc.date.submitted2019-11-30
dc.identifier.issn1879-4912
dc.identifier.others13194-020-00342-5
dc.identifier.other342
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/316231
dc.description.abstractAbstract: The primitive ontology approach to quantum mechanics seeks to account for quantum phenomena in terms of a distribution of matter in three-dimensional space (or four-dimensional spacetime) and a law of nature that describes its temporal development. This approach to explaining quantum phenomena is compatible with either a Humean or powerist account of laws. In this paper, I offer a powerist ontology in which the law is specified by Bohmian mechanics for a global configuration of particles. Unlike in other powerist ontologies, however, this law is not grounded in a structural power that is instantiated by the global configuration. Instead, I combine the primitive ontology approach with Aristotle’s doctrine of hylomorphism to create a new metaphysical model, in which the cosmos is a hylomorphic substance with an intrinsic power to choreograph the trajectories of the particles.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlands
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)en
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subjectPaper in Philosophy of the Natural Sciences
dc.subjectPowers in the world of science
dc.subjectPrimitive ontology
dc.subjectQuantum mechanics
dc.subjectPowers
dc.subjectHylomorphism
dc.titleCosmic hylomorphism
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2021-01-15T16:14:33Z
prism.issueIdentifier1
prism.publicationNameEuropean Journal for Philosophy of Science
prism.volume11
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.63340
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-12-08
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1007/s13194-020-00342-5
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.contributor.orcidSimpson, William M. R. [0000-0002-6734-5711]
dc.identifier.eissn1879-4920
pubs.funder-project-idJohn Templeton Foundation (61507)


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