22 found
Sort by:
  1. Arkady Plotnitsky (forthcoming). A Matter of Principle: The Principles of Quantum Theory, Dirac’s Equation, and Quantum Information. Foundations of Physics:1-47.
    This article is concerned with the role of fundamental principles in theoretical physics, especially quantum theory. The fundamental principles of relativity will be addressed as well, in view of their role in quantum electrodynamics and quantum field theory, specifically Dirac’s work, which, in particular Dirac’s derivation of his relativistic equation of the electron from the principles of relativity and quantum theory, is the main focus of this article. I shall also consider Heisenberg’s earlier work leading him to the discovery of (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  2. Arkady Plotnitsky & Andrei Khrennikov (forthcoming). Reality Without Realism: On the Ontological and Epistemological Architecture of Quantum Mechanics. Foundations of Physics:1-32.
    First, this article considers the nature of quantum reality and the concept of realism in quantum theory, in conjunction with the roles of locality, causality, and probability and statistics there. Second, it offers two interpretations of quantum mechanics, developed by the authors of this article, the second of which is also a different theory of quantum phenomena. Both of these interpretations are statistical. The first interpretation, by A. Plotnitsky, “the statistical Copenhagen interpretation,” is nonrealist, insofar as the description or even (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  3. Andrei Khrennikov, Hans de Raedt, Arkady Plotnitsky & Sergey Polyakov (2015). Preface of the Special Issue Probing the Limits of Quantum Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, Volume 1. Foundations of Physics 45 (7):707-710.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  4. Xin Wei Sha & Arkady Plotnitsky (2013). Poiesis and Enchantment in Topological Matter. The MIT Press.
    A groundbreaking conception of interactive media, inspired by continuity, field, and process, with fresh implications for art, computer science, and philosophy of technology.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  5. Arkady Plotnitsky (2012). The Singularity Wager A Response to David Chalmers. Journal of Consciousness Studies 19 (7-8):7-8.
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  6. Arkady Plotnitsky (2011). On the Reasonable and Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in Classical and Quantum Physics. Foundations of Physics 41 (3):466-491.
    The point of departure for this article is Werner Heisenberg’s remark, made in 1929: “It is not surprising that our language [or conceptuality] should be incapable of describing processes occurring within atoms, for … it was invented to describe the experiences of daily life, and these consist only of processes involving exceedingly large numbers of atoms. … Fortunately, mathematics is not subject to this limitation, and it has been possible to invent a mathematical scheme—the quantum theory [quantum mechanics]—which seems entirely (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  7. Arkady Plotnitsky (2010). Différantial Atopologies, Mathematical and Ethico-Political: Light, Space, and Alterity in Derrida. The European Legacy 12 (4):443-455.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  8. Arkady Plotnitsky (2008). Beyond the Visible and the Invisible: The Gaze and Consciousness in Diego Velasquez's Las Meninas. Journal of Consciousness Studies 15 (9):83-116.
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  9. Arkady Plotnitsky (2006). A New Book of Numbers: On the Precise Definition of Quantum Variables and the Relationships Between Mathematics and Physics in Quantum Theory. [REVIEW] Foundations of Physics 36 (1):30-60.
    Following Asher Peres’s observation that, as in classical physics, in quantum theory, too, a given physical object considered “has a precise position and a precise momentum,” this article examines the question of the definition of quantum variables, and then the new type (as against classical physics) of relationships between mathematics and physics in quantum theory. The article argues that the possibility of the precise definition and determination of quantum variables depends on the particular nature of these relationships.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  10. Arkady Plotnitsky (2006). Book Review: It's About Time: Understanding Einstein's Relativity. By N. David Mermin, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, USA, 2005, Xv, 192 Pp. (Hardcover). [REVIEW] Foundations of Physics 36 (8):1286-1290.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  11. Arkady Plotnitsky (2006). Reading Bohr: Physics and Philosophy. Springer.
    Reading Bohr: Physics and Philosophy offers a new perspective on Niels Bohr's interpretation of quantum mechanics as complementarity, and on the relationships between physics and philosophy in Bohr's work, which has had momentous significance for our understanding of quantum theory and of the nature of knowledge in general. Philosophically, the book reassesses Bohr's place in the Western philosophical tradition, from Kant and Hegel on. Physically, it reconsiders the main issues at stake in the Bohr-Einstein confrontation and in the ongoing debates (...)
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  12. Arkady Plotnitsky (2004). A New Look at an Old Question Review of Andrei Khrennikov. Journal of Consciousness Studies 11 (2):73-75.
    Andrei Khrennikov's book returns us to the old question of whether reality, either material or mental, may be fundamentally mathematical. This question, however, creates difficulties for those not suitably trained in mathematics. While this was already a problem for the Greeks, the exceedingly abstract and complex character of modern mathematics makes it especially acute now. Khrennikov's book confronts its readers with one of the more arcane areas of modern mathematics, namely p-adics and the p-adic version of the mathematics used in (...)
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  13. Arkady Plotnitsky (2004). And the Quantum Brain. In Gordon G. Globus, Karl H. Pribram & Giuseppe Vitiello (eds.), Brain and Being. John Benjamins 58--31.
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  14. Arkady Plotnitsky (2004). The Unthinkable: Nonclassical Theory, the Unconscious Mind and the Quantum Brain. In Gordon G. Globus, Karl H. Pribram & Giuseppe Vitiello (eds.), Brain and Being. John Benjamins 58--29.
  15. Arkady Plotnitsky (2003). Algebras, Geometries, and Topologies of the Fold : Deleuze, Derrida, and Quasi-Mathematical Thinking (with Leibniz and Mallarmé). In Paul Patton & John Protevi (eds.), Between Deleuze and Derrida. Continuum
  16. Arkady Plotnitsky (2003). Mysteries Without Mysticism and Correlations Without Correlata: On Quantum Knowledge and Knowledge in General. [REVIEW] Foundations of Physics 33 (11):1649-1689.
    Following Niels Bohr's interpretation of quantum mechanics as complementarity, this article argues that quantum mechanics may be seen as a theory of, in N. David Mermin's words, “correlations without correlata,” understood here as the correlations between certain physical events in the classical macro world that at the same time disallow us to ascertain their quantum-level correlata.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  17. Arkady Plotnitsky (2002). The Quantum Brain and Its Doubles. Journal of Consciousness Studies 9 (7):83-89.
    Guiseppe Vitiello, My Double Unveiled: The Dissipative Quantum Model of the Brain, Amsterdam: John Benjamin, 2001, 161pp. $44.95/?37.37, ISBN 1588110761.
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  18. Arkady Plotnitsky (1999). Landscapes of Sibylline Strangeness: Complementarity, Quantum Measurement and Classical Physics. In S. Smets J. P. Van Bendegem G. C. Cornelis (ed.), Metadebates on Science. Vub-Press and Kluwer 6--197.
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  19. Barbara Herrnstein Smith & Arkady Plotnitsky (1999). Mathematics, Science, and Postclassical Theory. Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 189 (1):93-95.
    Translate to English
    |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  20. Arkady Plotnitsky (1998). 'Mathematics and Aesthetics. In Michael Kelly (ed.), Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. Oxford University Press 3--191.
  21. Arkady Plotnitsky (1998). Points and Counterpoints: Between Hegel and Derrida. Revue Internationale de Philosophie 52 (205):451-476.
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  22. Arkady Plotnitsky (1988). Interpretation, Interminability, Evaluation. In John Fekete (ed.), Life After Postmodernism: Essays on Value and Culture. Macmillan Education
    No categories
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation