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Is quantum mechanics pointless?

Abstract:
There exist well-known conundrums, such as measure theoretic paradoxes and problems of contact, which, within the context of classical physics, can be used to argue against the existence of points in space and space-time. I examine whether quantum mechanics provides additional reasons for supposing that there are no points in space and space-time.
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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
University College
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Philosophy of Science Journal website
Volume:
70
Issue:
5
Pages:
1447-1457
Publication date:
2003-12-06
ISSN:
0031-8248
URN:
uuid:87a4ae57-b087-4c90-adb5-67f488e3af1d
Local pid:
ora:1549

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