Foundations of Science 20 (2):199-212 (2015)

Jose Luis Sanchez-Gomez
Centro de Enseñanza Té y Superior Universidad, Unidad Ensenada
In a previous essay we demonstrated that quantum mechanical formalism is incompatible with some necessary principles of the mechanism conception still dominant in the physicist’s community. In this paper we show, based on recent empirical evidence in quantum physics, the inevitability of abandoning the old mechanism conception and to construct a new one in which physical reality is seen as a representation which refers to relations established through operations made by us in a world that we are determining. This change is profound and radical, with immediate consequences on both Ontology and Epistemology. This work is our contribution to try to make more concrete how this new conception of the world might be
Keywords Foundations of quantum mechanics  Physical philosophy   Conventional interpretation  Ontology  Entanglement swapping  Confluentism  Truth  Objectivity
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DOI 10.1007/s10699-014-9362-2
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