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Epistemic and Ontic Quantum Realities

Atmanspacher, Harald and Primas, Hans (2002) Epistemic and Ontic Quantum Realities. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    Quantum theory has provoked intense discussions about its interpretation since its pioneer days. One of the few scientists who have been continuously engaged in this development from both physical and philosophical perspectives is Carl Friedrich von Weizsaecker. The questions he posed were and are inspiring for many, including the authors of this contribution. Weizsaecker developed Bohr's view of quantum theory as a theory of knowledge. We show that such an epistemic perspective can be consistently complemented by Einstein's ontically oriented position.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: ontic and epistemic descriptions, individual and statistical descriptions, quantum measurement, quantum entanglement, realism
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
    General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
    Depositing User: Gundel Jaeger
    Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2002
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:11
    Item ID: 938
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/938

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