Talk Title: "Wave-Functionalism"
Abstract: "In this paper I present a new perspective for interpreting the wave function in quantum theory as a non-material, non-epistemic, non-representational entity. I endorse a functional view according to which the wave function is defined by its roles in the theory. I argue that this approach shares some similarities with the nomological account of the wave function as well as with the pragmatist and epistemic approaches to quantum theory, while avoiding the major objections of these alternatives."
Funded by the Philosophy department culminating experience curricular fund.