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On the Conceptuality Interpretation of Quantum and Relativity Theories

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posted on 2018-01-15, 14:36 authored by Diederik Aerts, Massimiliano Sassoli de Bianchi, Sandro Sozzo, Tomas Veloz
How can we explain the strange behavior of quantum and relativistic entities? Why do they behave in ways that defy our intuition about how physical entities should behave, considering our ordinary experience of the world around us? In this article, we address these questions by showing that the comportment of quantum and relativistic entities is not that strange after all, if we only consider what their nature might possibly be: not an objectual one, but a conceptual one. This not in the sense that quantum and relativistic entities would be human concepts, but in the sense that they would share with the latter a same conceptual nature, similarly to how electromagnetic and sound waves, although very different entities, can share a same undulatory nature. When this hypothesis is adopted, i.e., when a 'conceptuality interpretation' about the deep nature of physical entities is taken seriously, many of the interpretational difficulties disappear and our physical world is back making sense, though our view of it becomes radically different from what our classical prejudice made us believe in the first place.

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Foundations of Science, 2018, Proceedings of the Symposium "Worlds of Entanglement

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/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/School of Business

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Symposium "Worlds of Entanglement," organized by the Centre Leo Apostel for Interdisciplinary Studies, Free University of Brussels (VUB)

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  • VoR (Version of Record)

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Foundations of Science

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Springer Verlag (Germany) for Association for Foundations of Science, Language and Cognition

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1233-1821

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1572-8471

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2018

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2018-08-29

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https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10699-018-9557-z

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2017-09-29

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en

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