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SOME STEPS TOWARDS A TRANSCENDENTAL DEDUCTION OF QUANTUM MECHANICS

Bitbol, Michel (1998) SOME STEPS TOWARDS A TRANSCENDENTAL DEDUCTION OF QUANTUM MECHANICS. UNSPECIFIED.

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    Abstract

    The two major options on which the current debate on the interpretation of quantum mechanics relies, namely realism and empiricism, are far from being exhaustive. There is at least one more position available, which is metaphysically as agnostic as empiricism, but which shares with realism a committment to considering the structure of theories as highly significant. The latter position has been named transcendentalism after Kant. In this paper, a generalized version of Kant's method is used. This yields a reasoning that one is entitled to call a transcendental deduction of some major formal features of quantum mechanics.


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    Item Type: Other
    Keywords: Transcendental, quantum physics, laws of nature, objectivity
    Subjects: General Issues > Structure of Theories
    General Issues > Laws of Nature
    General Issues > Experimentation
    General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
    General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
    General Issues > Operationalism/Instrumentalism
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    Depositing User: Michel Guy Simon Bitbol
    Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2004
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:13
    Item ID: 2096
    Public Domain: No
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2096

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