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The study and interpretation of quantum phenomena have generated a lively debate not only among physicists but also among philosophers, from a multiplicity of perspectives. There seems to be broad agreement among physicists that the worldview depicted by quantum mechanics is radically different from the one of classical mechanics. These three essays are briefly introduced in what follows.

Unlike classical mechanics, quantum mechanics assumes the famous Heisenberg uncertainty relations. One of these concerns time: the energy—time uncertainty relation. Unlike the canonical position—momentum uncertainty relation, the energy—time relation is not reflected in the operator formalism of quantum theory.

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The strange link between the human mind and quantum physics

Don't have an account? In this chapter it is argued that the decisive argument against the reducibility of causal relations comes from quantum physics. Nonetheless, it is argued that quantum entanglement by no means implies that we have to abandon an ontology of objects in favour of an ontology of structures. All extant proposals for a quantum ontology of matter in spacetime are committed to objects, whose dynamics are determined not by their local, intrinsic properties, but by an holistic property instantiated by all the objects together—a structure that takes all the objects in the universe as its relata. The view set out in this chapter combines ontic structural realism with an ontology of objects that can be conceived as substances.

The Reality of Relations

E-mail: maldonadocarlos unbosque. Probably the crux of quantum science is the relationship between consciousness and reality. The name for that relation is varied, and points out to a most fundamental problem, namely the possibility to overcome dualism. In science and philosophy at large, determinism and reductionism have already been tackled, if not superseded. The trouble though remains with dualism. This paper argues in favor of a radical relationship between reality and consciousness based on quantum theory.

Within a few short years scientists developed a consistent theory of the atom that explained its fundamental structure and its interactions. Crucial to the development of the theory was new evidence indicating that light and matter have both wave and particle characteristics at the atomic and subatomic levels. Theoreticians had objected to the fact that Bohr had used an ad hoc hybrid of classical Newtonian dynamics for the orbits and some quantum postulates to arrive at the energy levels of atomic electrons. The new theory ignored the fact that electrons are particles and treated them as waves. By physicists had developed the laws of quantum mechanics, also called wave mechanics , to explain atomic and subatomic phenomena. The duality between the wave and particle nature of light was highlighted by American physicist Arthur Holly Compton in an X-ray scattering experiment conducted in

Nobody understands what consciousness is or how it works. Nobody understands quantum mechanics either. Could that be more than coincidence? The American physicist Richard Feynman said this about the notorious puzzles and paradoxes of quantum mechanics, the theory physicists use to describe the tiniest objects in the Universe. But he might as well have been talking about the equally knotty problem of consciousness. Some scientists think we already understand what consciousness is, or that it is a mere illusion. But many others feel we have not grasped where consciousness comes from at all.

PDF | This paper argues for a metaphysics of relations based on a characterization of quantum entanglement in terms of non-separability.

Metaphysics in Contemporary Physics

This review, of the understanding of quantum mechanics, is broad in scope, and aims to reflect enough of the literature to be representative of the current state of the subject. To enhance clarity, the main findings are presented in the form of a coherent synthesis of the reviewed sources. The review highlights core characteristics of quantum mechanics. One is statistical balance in the collective response of an ensemble of identically prepared systems, to differing measurement types.

We see one cat and then another cat. But we can also see that our cat is on top of the mat and subsequently notice that the cat from next door is on top of the fence. Repetition in the first sense requires only one thing and then another. By contrast, repetition in the second sense requires two or more things and then two or more other things. Properties are typically introduced to account for repetition in the first sense, whereas relations are typically introduced to account for repetition in the second sense.

Esfeld, Michael Quantum entanglement and a metaphysics of relations. This paper argues for a metaphysics of relations based on a characterization of quantum entanglement in terms of non-separability, thereby regarding entanglement as a sort of holism. By contrast to a radical metaphysics of relations, the position set out in this paper recognizes things that stand in the relations, but claims that, as far as the relations are concerned, there is no need for these things to have qualitative intrinsic properties underlying the relations. This position thus opposes a metaphysics of individual things that are characterized by intrinsic properties.

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Introduction: The Metaphysics of Quantum Mechanics

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Understanding quantum mechanics: a review and synthesis in precise language

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