The metaphysics of laws: dispositionalism vs. primitivism

In T. Bigaj & C. Wutrich (eds.), Metaphysics and Science. Poznan Studies (2014)
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The paper compares dispositionalism about laws of nature with primitivism. It argues that while the distinction between these two positions can be drawn in a clear-cut manner in classical mechanics, it is less clear in quantum mechanics, due to quantum non-locality. Nonetheless, the paper points out advantages for dispositionalism in comparison to primitivism also in the area of quantum mechanics, and of contemporary physics in general
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