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Квантовые парадоксы и крах ортодоксального материализма.
Quantum paradoxes and the collapse of orthodox materialism basics

Author(s): Oleg Avchenko
Subject(s): Philosophy, Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science
Published by: Международное философско-космологическое общество
Keywords: quantum experiments; materialist ontology; non-local realism;

Summary/Abstract: Three quantum paradoxical experiments — (1) double-slit, (2) delayed choice, and (3) EPR paradox ones are considered. These experiments definitely indicate the inadequacy of the materialist paradigm. The materialist doctrine cannot describe, explain and predict phenomena and strangeness of the quantum world, and the concept of matter is inconsistent at the quantum level. Doubtless, from the materialistic point of view, two propositions saying that the physical properties of the system are in themselves, they are objective and independent of measurement (1) and measurement (observation) of one system does not affect the result of the measurement (observation) of another system (2) are not verified by the recent experiments confirming so-called quantum non-locality or non-local realism. In relation to this, we have to doubt the truth of materialist ontology which denies the existence of transcendental objects or any extrasensory phenomena with certainty. There should be setting boundaries for the materialist paradigm, beyond which it can not be accepted. So-called "poliontic" paradigm that considers reality in potential and actual modes is proposed as an alternative worldview embracing both material and quantum world. The unity of the world is not denied but it can be distinguished by two structural levels — two modes of reality evidencing the dual nature of the Universe.

  • Issue Year: 15/2015
  • Issue No: 15
  • Page Range: 9-24
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Russian