The quantum mechanics and conceptuality: matter, histories, semantics, and space-time

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  • Diederik Aerts Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Foundations of the Exact Sciences

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https://doi.org/10.1590/S1678-31662013000100004

Resumo

We elaborate the new interpretation of quantum theory that we recently proposed, according to which quantum particles are considered conceptual entities mediating between pieces of ordinary matter which are considered to act as memory structures for them. Our aim is to identify what is the equivalent for the human cognitive realm of what physical space-time is for the realm of quantum particles and ordinary matter. For this purpose, we identify the notion of 'story' as the equivalent within the human cognitive realm of what ordinary matter is in the physical quantum realm, and analyze the role played by the logical connectives of disjunction and conjunction with respect to the notion of locality. Similarly to what we have done in earlier investigations on this new interpretation of quantum theory, we use the specific cognitive environment of the Internet to elucidate the comparisons we make between the human cognitive realm and the physical quantum realm.

Publicado

2013-03-01

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Aerts, D. (2013). The quantum mechanics and conceptuality: matter, histories, semantics, and space-time . Scientiae Studia, 11(1), 75-99. https://doi.org/10.1590/S1678-31662013000100004

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