Propensities and Statistics Seminar: Two Notions of Holism
Speaker: Elizabeth Miller (University of Birmingham)
I distinguish two notions of holism: a standard, squarely metaphysical one, traditionally understood in terms of whole-on-part non-supervenience, and a predictive one applying to theoretical structure. The distinction promises to clarify, and perhaps even to reshape, current debate about the metaphysics of quantum entanglement. Though the metaphysical and predictive notions are distinct, a natural association between them may explain the appearance of cogency attaching to one standard argument from quantum entanglement to the existence of metaphysical holism.
24 February 2015, 17:15 - 19:00
Venue: Room 243 (Senate House)
London WC1E 7HU