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If the wave-function is material, and it is a scalar field then quantum mechanics is irreversible in time. Since symmetries are important, then the wave-function is not material.

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If one believes that scientific theories inform us about the nature of reality, then one has to figure out what they tell us about it. I argue that we should not look at the wave function for an image of the world.

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This page is a summary of: A New Argument for the Nomological Interpretation of the Wave Function: The Galilean Group and the Classical Limit of Nonrelativistic Quantum Mechanics, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, April 2017, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/02698595.2018.1424759.
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