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Einstein and Tagore, Newton and Blake, Everett and Bohr: the dual nature of reality

Sudbery, Anthony (2012) Einstein and Tagore, Newton and Blake, Everett and Bohr: the dual nature of reality. [Preprint]

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There are two broad opposing classes of attitudes to reality (realist vs idealist, material vs mental) with corresponding attitudes to knowledge (objective vs subjective, scientific vs romantic). I argue that these attitudes can be compatible, and that quantum theory requires us to adopt both of them.


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Sudbery, Anthonyas2@york.ac.uk
Additional Information: A contribution to the seminar "The Nature of Reality: The Perennial Debate" held at the Indian Institute for Advanced Study, Shimla in March 2012
Keywords: realism, idealism, quantum
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Anthony Sudbery
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2013 11:15
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2013 11:15
Item ID: 10051
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 29 March 2012
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10051

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