Can Classical Description of Physical Reality Be Considered Complete?

  • Gabriel Catren
Part of the The Western Ontario Series In Philosophy of Science book series (WONS, volume 74)

Abstract

We propose a definition of physical objects that aims to clarify some in-terpretational problems in quantum mechanics. We claim that the transformations induced by an objective property of a physical system must leave invariant all the other objective properties of the same system. The uncertainty principle is understood as a natural consequence of the imbrication between objective properties and non-objective properties. It follows from the proposed definition that in classical mechanics non-objective properties are wrongly considered objective. We conclude that, unlike classical mechanics, quantum mechanics provides a complete objective description of physical systems.

Keywords

Manifold Rosen Nomad Univer 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gabriel Catren
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  1. 1.Centre de Recherche en Epistémologie AppliquéeCNRS/Ecole PolytechniqueParis cedex 15France

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