Title

On the ‘Emptiness’ of the Particle in Condensed-Matter Physics

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2007

Department

Physics

Language

English

Publication Title

Foundations of Science

Abstract

In recent years, the ontological similarities between the foundations of quantum mechanics and the emptiness teachings in Madhyamika–Prasangika Buddhism of the Tibetan lineage have attracted some attention. After briefly reviewing this unlikely connection, I examine ideas encountered in condensed-matter physics that resonate with this view on emptiness. Focusing on the particle concept and emergence in condensed-matter physics, I highlight a qualitative correspondence to the major analytical approaches to emptiness.

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DOI

10.1007/s10699-006-0001-4

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