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Weekly Papers on Philosophy of Mind (40)

 Phenomenal consciousness, collective mentality, and collective moral responsibility consciousness [x] mind [x] phenomenal [x] add tag Latest Results for Philosophical Studies on 2017-11-01 5:00am Abstract Are corporations and other complex groups ever morally responsible in ways that do not reduce to the moral responsibility of their members? Christian List, Phillip Pettit, Kendy Hess, and David Copp have recently defended the idea that they can be. For... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (40)

Phase Transitions: A Challenge for Reductionism?  Philsci-Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date Deposited. on 2017-10-07 12:44am GMT Palacios, Patricia (2017) Phase Transitions: A Challenge for Reductionism? [Preprint] Taking Heisenberg's Potentia Seriously  Philsci-Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date Deposited. on 2017-10-06 9:08am GMT Kastner, Ruth and Kauffman, Stuart and Epperson, Michael (2017) Taking Heisenberg's Potentia Seriously. [Preprint] Why is the transference... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (39)

Magnetic monopoles and nonassociative deformations of quantum theory. (arXiv:1709.10080v1 [hep-th])  hep-th updates on arXiv.org on 2017-9-29 1:58am GMT Authors: Richard J. Szabo We examine certain nonassociative deformations of quantum mechanics and gravity in three dimensions related to the dynamics of electrons in uniform distributions of magnetic charge. We describe a quantitative framework for nonassociative quantum mechanics in this setting, which exhibits... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Philosophy of Mind (39)

 What is really missing from AI? AI [x] add tag  New Scientist - Home on 2017-9-28 5:55pm A festival’s search for humanity in AI points to the absence of love – and something even more fundamental  bookmark  blog it  not shared ↑   AI could put a stop to electricity theft and meter misreadings AI [x] add tag  New Scientist - Home on 2017-9-23 2:00pm An algorithm... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (38)

How to make a quantum black hole with ultra-cold gases. (arXiv:1709.07189v1 [cond-mat.quant-gas])  hep-th updates on arXiv.org on 2017-9-22 12:53am GMT Authors: Ippei Danshita, Masanori Hanada, Masaki Tezuka The realization of quantum field theories on an optical lattice is an important subject toward the quantum simulation. We argue that such efforts would lead to the experimental realizations of quantum black holes. The basic idea... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (37)

Time in the theory of relativity: on natural clocks, proper time, the clock hypothesis, and all that  Philsci-Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date Deposited. on 2017-9-15 9:50pm GMT Bacelar Valente, Mario (2013) Time in the theory of relativity: on natural clocks, proper time, the clock hypothesis, and all that. [Preprint] The relativity of simultaneity and presentism  Philsci-Archive: No conditions. Results... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (36)

From Euclidean Geometry to Knots and Nets  Philsci-Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date Deposited. on 2017-9-09 2:25am GMT Larvor, Brendan (2017) From Euclidean Geometry to Knots and Nets. [Preprint] Classical analogue of the Unruh effect. (arXiv:1709.02200v1 [gr-qc])  gr-qc updates on arXiv.org on 2017-9-09 1:51am GMT Authors: Ulf Leonhardt, Itay Griniasty, Sander Wildeman, Emmanuel Fort, Mathias Fink In the Unruh effect an observer with constant acceleration... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (35)

S-matrix interpretation in categorical quantum mechanics. (arXiv:1708.09383v1 [quant-ph])  quant-ph updates on arXiv.org on 2017-9-02 2:02am GMT Authors: Xiao-Kan Guo We study the $S$-matrix interpretation of quantum theory in light of Categotical Quantum Mechanics. The $S$-matrix interpretation of quantum theory is shown to be a functorial semantics relating the algebras of quantum theory to the effective $S$-matrix formalism. Consequently, issues such as... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (34)

Bound states and the Special Composition Question  Philsci-Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date Deposited. on 2017-8-25 6:53pm GMT McKenzie, Kerry and Muller, F.A. (2017) Bound states and the Special Composition Question. [Preprint] On the Mass of Atoms in Molecules: Beyond the Born-Oppenheimer Approximation  Recent Articles in Phys. Rev. X on 2017-8-25 2:00pm GMT Author(s): Arne Scherrer, Federica Agostini, Daniel Sebastiani,... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (33)

No smooth beginning for spacetime. (arXiv:1705.00192v2 [hep-th] UPDATED)  gr-qc updates on arXiv.org on 2017-8-19 8:40am GMT Authors: Job Feldbrugge, Jean-Luc Lehners, Neil Turok We identify a fundamental obstruction to any theory of the beginning of the universe, formulated as a semiclassical path integral. Hartle and Hawking's no boundary proposal and Vilenkin's tunneling proposal are examples of such theories. Each may be formulated as... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (32)

Adiabatic Theorem for Quantum Spin Systems  PRL: General Physics: Statistical and Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Information, etc. on 2017-8-11 2:00pm GMT Author(s): S. Bachmann, W. De Roeck, and M. Fraas The first proof of the quantum adiabatic theorem was given as early as 1928. Today, this theorem is increasingly applied in a many-body context, e.g., in quantum annealing and in studies... Read more →