PhilSci Archive

QBISM: AN ECO-PHENOMENOLOGY OF QUANTUM PHYSICS

Bitbol, Michel and De la Tremblaye, Laura (2022) QBISM: AN ECO-PHENOMENOLOGY OF QUANTUM PHYSICS. [Preprint]

[img]
Preview
Text
QBism_Eco-Phenomenology.pdf

Download (655kB) | Preview

Abstract

A discrepancy between the instrumentalist and the realist inclinations of QBism, or between its experiential and interactional concepts of measurement, has been repeatedly noticed. Here, we show that this discrepancy can be resolved by adopting a phenomenological approach throughout. In other terms, the difficulty can be overcome by unambiguously choosing a first-person standpoint as a radical starting point, and by ascending from this situated lived experience of a knowing and acting subject, to the structure and use of the quantum formalism. To reconstruct some crucial features of the objectivity promised by science, and to accommodate the most uncontroversible realist intuitions of QBist authors, a phenomenological analysis of what is commonly called “the world” is proposed. This analysis is based on Bruce Bégout’s “Eco-Phenomenology”, that replaces the concept of a somehow external relation between subject and world, with the immersive experience of a subject partaking of the world.


Export/Citation: EndNote | BibTeX | Dublin Core | ASCII/Text Citation (Chicago) | HTML Citation | OpenURL
Social Networking:
Share |

Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Bitbol, Michel
De la Tremblaye, Laura
Keywords: Quantum mechanics, phenomenology, Husserl, Realism, Instrumentalism, first-person experience
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Concepts and Representations
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Consciousness
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Prof. Michel Bitbol
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2022 04:39
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2022 04:39
Item ID: 20090
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Concepts and Representations
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Consciousness
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 2 January 2022
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20090

Monthly Views for the past 3 years

Monthly Downloads for the past 3 years

Plum Analytics

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item