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The classical concept of 'physical entity', be it particle, wave, field or system, has become a problematic concept since the advent of relativity theory and quantum mechanics. The recent developments in modern quantum mechanics, with the performance of delicate and precise experiments involving single quantum entities, manifesting explicit non-local behavior for these entities, brings essential new information about the nature of the concept of entity.


Aerts, D. (1998). "The entity and modern physics: the creation-discovery view of reality." In E. Castellani (Ed.), Interpreting Bodies: Classical and Quantum Objects in Modern Physics (pp. 223-257). Princeton: Princeton University Press.

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The classical concept of 'physical entity', be it particle, wave, field or system, has become a problematic concept since the advent of relativity...

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The classical concept of 'physical entity', be it particle, wave, field or system, has become a problematic concept since the advent of relativity...

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The classical concept of 'physical entity', be it particle, wave, field or system, has become a problematic concept since the advent of relativity...

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The classical concept of 'physical entity', be it particle, wave, field or system, has become a problematic concept since the advent of relativity...