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Interpreting Bodies:
Classical and Quantum Objects in Modern Physics
Edited by Elena Castellani

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction3
Pt. 1Objects and Individuality
1A World of Individual Objects?21
2Many, but Almost One30
3Part and Whole in Quantum Mechanics46
4The Genidentity of Quantum Particles61
5The Problem of Indistinguishable Particles73
6On the Withering Away of Physical Objects93
7Quantum Mechanics and Haecceities114
8Quasiset Theories for Microobjects: A Comparison142
Pt. 2Objects and Invariance
9Physical Reality155
10The Constitution of Objects in Kant's Philosophy and in Modern Physics168
11Galilean Particles: An Example of Constitution of Objects181
Pt. 3Objects and Measurement
12What Is an Elementary Particle?197
13The Nature of Elementary Particles211
14The Entity and Modern Physics: The Creation-Discovery View of Reality223
15Dynamical Reduction Theories as a Natural Basis for a Realistic Worldview258
16Microphysical Objects and Experimental Evidence297
Bibliography317

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