Quantum Physics, the Identity of Indiscernibles, and Some Unanswered Questions
Teller (Paul)
Source: Philosophy of Science 50.2 (Jan. 1983), pp. 309-319
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    Recent authors have argued that strange facts about the quantum world provide counterexamples to leibniz's principle of the identity of indiscernibles1. I argue that their position rests on some misunderstandings of the interpretation of quantum field theory, misunderstandings which are fostered by the informal expositions often given by physicists. The discussion of this relatively specialized topic results in some improvement in our understanding of what quantum field theory does (and does not) tell us about the world.

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