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    On the Character of Quantum Law: Complementarity, Entanglement, and Information.Arkady Plotnitsky - 2017 - Foundations of Physics 47 (8):1115-1154.
    This article considers the relationships between the character of physical law in quantum theory and Bohr’s concept of complementarity, under the assumption of the unrepresentable and possibly inconceivable nature of quantum objects and processes, an assumption that may be seen as the most radical departure from realism currently available. Complementarity, the article argues, is a reflection of the fact that, as against classical physics or relativity, the behavior of quantum objects of the same type, say, all electrons, is not governed (...)
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  2. Reading Bohr: Physics and Philosophy.Arkady Plotnitsky - 2006 - 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 (...)
     
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    Preface of the Special Issue Probing the Limits of Quantum Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, Volume 1.Andrei Khrennikov, Hans de Raedt, Arkady Plotnitsky & Sergey Polyakov - 2015 - Foundations of Physics 45 (7):707-710.
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    Preface of the Special Issue Probing the Limits of Quantum Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, Volume 2.Andrei Khrennikov, Hans de Raedt, Arkady Plotnitsky & Sergey Polyakov - forthcoming - Foundations of Physics:1-4.
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    Chaosmologies: Quantum Field Theory, Chaos and Thought in Deleuze and Guattari's What is Philosophy?Arkady Plotnitsky - 2006 - Paragraph 29 (2):40-56.
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    Mysteries Without Mysticism and Correlations Without Correlata: On Quantum Knowledge and Knowledge in General. [REVIEW]Arkady Plotnitsky - 2003 - 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.
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  7. Complementarity: Anti-Epistemology After Bohr and Derrida.Arkady Plotnitsky - 1994 - Duke University Press.
    Many commentators have remarked in passing on the resonance between deconstructionist theory and certain ideas of quantum physics. In this book, Arkady Plotnitsky rigorously elaborates the similarities and differences between the two by focusing on the work of Niels Bohr and Jacques Derrida. In detailed considerations of Bohr’s notion of complementarity and his debates with Einstein, and in analysis of Derrida’s work via Georges Bataille’s concept of general economy, Plotnitsky demonstrates the value of exploring these theories in relation to each (...)
     
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    The Unthinkable: Nonclassical Theory, the Unconscious Mind and the Quantum Brain.Arkady Plotnitsky - 2004 - In Gordon G. Globus, Karl H. Pribram & Giuseppe Vitiello (eds.), Brain and Being. John Benjamins. pp. 58--29.
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    Reality Without Realism: On the Ontological and Epistemological Architecture of Quantum Mechanics.Arkady Plotnitsky & Andrei Khrennikov - 2015 - Foundations of Physics 45 (10):1269-1300.
    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 (...)
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    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]Arkady Plotnitsky - 2006 - Foundations of Physics 36 (8):1286-1290.
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    On the Reasonable and Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in Classical and Quantum Physics.Arkady Plotnitsky - 2011 - 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 (...)
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    Beyond the Visible and the Invisible: The Gaze and Consciousness in Diego Velasquez's Las Meninas.Arkady Plotnitsky - 2008 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 15 (9):83-116.
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    A Matter of Principle: The Principles of Quantum Theory, Dirac’s Equation, and Quantum Information.Arkady Plotnitsky - 2015 - Foundations of Physics 45 (10):1222-1268.
    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 (...)
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    Différantial Atopologies, Mathematical and Ethico-Political: Light, Space, and Alterity in Derrida.Arkady Plotnitsky - 2007 - The European Legacy 12 (4):443-455.
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    A New Book of Numbers: On the Precise Definition of Quantum Variables and the Relationships Between Mathematics and Physics in Quantum Theory. [REVIEW]Arkady Plotnitsky - 2006 - 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.
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    A New Look at an Old Question Review of Andrei Khrennikov.Arkady Plotnitsky - 2004 - 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 (...)
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    The Quantum Brain and Its Doubles.Arkady Plotnitsky - 2002 - 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.
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    And the Quantum Brain.Arkady Plotnitsky - 2004 - In Gordon G. Globus, Karl H. Pribram & Giuseppe Vitiello (eds.), Brain and Being. John Benjamins. pp. 58--31.
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  19. Algebras, Geometries, and Topologies of the Fold : Deleuze, Derrida, and Quasi-Mathematical Thinking (with Leibniz and Mallarmé).Arkady Plotnitsky - 2003 - In Paul Patton & John Protevi (eds.), Between Deleuze and Derrida. Continuum.
  20. Interpretation, Interminability, Evaluation.Arkady Plotnitsky - 1988 - In John Fekete (ed.), Life After Postmodernism: Essays on Value and Culture. Macmillan Education.
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  21. Landscapes of Sibylline Strangeness: Complementarity, Quantum Measurement and Classical Physics.Arkady Plotnitsky - 1999 - In S. Smets J. P. Van Bendegem G. C. Cornelis (ed.), Metadebates on Science. Vub-Press & Kluwer. pp. 6--197.
     
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  22. 'Mathematics and Aesthetics'.Arkady Plotnitsky - 1998 - In Michael Kelly (ed.), Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. Oxford University Press. pp. 3--191.
     
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  23. Points and Counterpoints: Between Hegel and Derrida.Arkady Plotnitsky - 1998 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 52 (205):451-476.
     
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  24. The Singularity Wager A Response to David Chalmers.Arkady Plotnitsky - 2012 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 19 (7-8):7-8.
     
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    Poiesis and Enchantment in Topological Matter.Xin Wei Sha & Arkady Plotnitsky - 2013 - 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.
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  26. Mathematics, Science, and Postclassical Theory.Barbara Herrnstein Smith & Arkady Plotnitsky - 1999 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 189 (1):93-95.
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