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The Quantum Enigma: Finding the Hidden Key
Following the overthrow of the classical world picture by the findings of quantum mechanics, physicists have proposed a broad gamut of alternative world views. This book begins with the major recognition that each of these suffers from a certain ‘residual Cartesianism’ that has been smuggled in unconsciously. It turns out that the moment one discards this hidden and proble ...more
ebook, 172 pages
Published February 13th 2005 by Sophia Perennis
(first published August 1st 1995)
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I liked his quote of Heisenberg at the beginning regarding Cartesian dualism. Heisenberg, in his Physics and Philosophy , not only says that the probability wave concept in quantum mechanics "was a quantitative version of the concept of 'potentia' in Aristotelian philosophy" (p. 41), but he also says that the "concept of the soul for instance in the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas was more natural and less forced than the Cartesian concept of 'res cogitans,' even if we are convinced that the laws ...more