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Single Idea 17538

[catalogued under 7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 3. Anti-realism]

Full Idea

Certainly quantum theory does not contain genuine subjective features, it does not introduce the mind of the physicist as a part of the atomic event.

Gist of Idea

Quantum theory does not introduce minds into atomic events


Werner Heisenberg (Physics and Philosophy [1958], 03)

Book Reference

Heisenberg,Werner: 'Physics and Philosophy' [Penguin 1989], p.43

A Reaction

This should be digested by anyone who wants to erect some dodgy anti-realist, idealist, subjective metaphysics on the basis of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics.

Related Idea

Idea 17545 Quantum theory shows that exact science does not need dogmatic realism [Heisenberg]