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Non-Representationalist Theories of Knowledge and Quantum Mechanics

Bitbol, Michel (2001) Non-Representationalist Theories of Knowledge and Quantum Mechanics. UNSPECIFIED.

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    Quantum Mechanics has imposed strain on traditional (dualist and representationalist) epistemological conceptions. An alternative was offered by Bohr and Heisenberg, according to whom natural science does not describe nature, but rather the interplay between nature and ourselves. But this was only a suggestion. In this paper, a systematic development of the Bohr-Heisenberg conception is outlined, by way of a comparison with the modern self-organizational theories of cognition. It is shown that a consistent non-representationalist (and/or relational) reading of quantum mechanics can be reached thus.


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    Item Type: Other
    Subjects: General Issues > Operationalism/Instrumentalism
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
    Depositing User: Michel Guy Simon Bitbol
    Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2002
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:11
    Item ID: 888
    Public Domain: No
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/888

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