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Representing Quantum Superpositions: Powers, Potentia and Potential Effectuations

de Ronde, Christian (2013) Representing Quantum Superpositions: Powers, Potentia and Potential Effectuations. [Preprint]

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In this paper we attempt to provide a physical representation of quantum superpositions. For this purpose we discuss the constraints of the quantum formalism to the notion of possibility and the necessity to consider a potential realm independent of actuality. Taking these insights into account and from the basic principles of quantum mechanics itself we advance towards the definition of the notions of power and potentia. Assuming these notions as a standpoint we analyze the meaning of ‘observation’ and ‘interaction’. As a conclusion we provide a set of axioms which comprise our interpretation of quantum mechanics and argue in favor of a redefinition of the orthodox problems discussed in the literature.


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de Ronde, Christiancderonde@gmail.com
Keywords: quantum superposition, potentiality, powers, potentia.
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Christian de Ronde
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2013 17:28
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2013 17:28
Item ID: 10155
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: December 2013
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10155

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