by Tracy Klein
Quantum Speculations 2 (2020) 27 - 39
This is an article recently published in Quantum Speculations, a supplement to the International Journal of Quantum Foundations. The title sounds promising, but the argument is compromised by the recurrence of the thesis-antithesis-synthesis interpretation of dialectic. (The author attributes this view to Hegel, but, interestingly, the source she cites is not Hegel, but the Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions [???] which notes the following: "Although this method is commonly referred to as the Hegelian dialectic, Hegel actually attributed the terminology to Immanuel Kant. Moreover, many scholars argue that the dialectic is representative of German idealism as developed by Johann Gottlieb Fichte.")
A dialectical interpretation of the double slit experiment suggests that particles and waves exist simultaneously in a state of superposition because a quantum system exists independently of relativity, that is independently of any specific point in time and space which is what separates the different quantum states. It is only when relativity is introduced into the quantum system, that is the particle’s state of existence at any specific point in time and space, that an observation can occur and the system collapses into one of the possible definite and measurable states. A dialectical interpretation of quantum mechanics is supported by replicating Schrodinger’s thought experiment which remains the defining benchmark for modern interpretations of quantum mechanics. Set theory and an analysis of quantum dialectics will explain the process or mechanism responsible for the wave function collapse.
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