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180137 SE Quantum Ontology (2020W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).


max. 25 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 05.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Monday 12.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Monday 19.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Monday 09.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Monday 16.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Monday 23.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Monday 30.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Monday 07.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Monday 14.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Monday 11.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Monday 18.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Monday 25.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

This is a seminar on the revisionary metaphysics of quantum mechanics. Topics to be discussed include indeterminacy, determinism, causation, and realism. No previous knowledge of the mathematics of quantum mechanics and its interpretations is required.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Regular attendance, active participation, seminar presentation(s), and a term paper.

Examination topics

Reading list

Peter Lewis, Quantum ontology. A guide to the metaphysics of quantum mechanics, Oxford University Press, 2016 (available on u:search) and a selection of articles (which will be available on moodle).

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 05.10.2020 10:09