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Author Shkliarevsky, Gennady
Source arXiv.org
Content type Text
File Format PDF
Date of Submission 2008-09-10
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword Physics - History and Philosophy of Physics ♦ Physics - General Physics ♦ physics:physics
Abstract This article focuses on the problem of the authenticity of knowledge. It argues that the failure to integrate the observer into the act of observing is the main source of the disagreements and divisions in contemporary science and scholarship. The article uses the quantum debate as a case study to illustrate this point. It also argues that a truly non-classical epistemology should abandon the traditional subject-object orientation and focus on the very process of construction which creates both the subject and the object. The understanding of this process in terms of the equilibrium between equilibrium and disequilibrium will be critical for such epistemological perspective. The article concludes with some illustrations that show how the new perspective can help resolve the paradoxes which plague contemporary knowledge. Key words: the quantum debate, non-classical epistemology, paradox of observing
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Page Count 31


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