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    Deciding the Mind–Body Problem Experimentally.Pierre Uzan - 2017 - Axiomathes 27 (4):333-354.
    A Bell-type strategy of decision for the long-standing question of the nature of psychophysical correlations has been previously presented in a recent article published in Mind and Matter. This strategy of decision is here applied to experimental data on psychophysiological correlations, namely, correlations between cardiovascular and emotional variables that have been reported in several independent publications. This statistical analysis shows that a substantial majority of these correlations cannot be interpreted as an exchange of signals or a mere “interaction”, whatever its (...)
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    The CHSH Test Can be Used for All Quantum-Describable Systems.Pierre Uzan - 2020 - Foundations of Physics 50 (7):708-714.
    This paper shows that the Clauser–Horne–Shimony–Holt test of locality of correlations which was originally designed to be used with binary observables can actually be used for any couples of quantum-like bounded continuous observables, and then for any experimental situation describable within the mathematical framework of quantum theory.
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    The Arrow of Time and Meaning.Pierre Uzan - 2007 - Foundations of Science 12 (2):109-137.
    All the attempts to find the justification of the privileged evolution of phenomena exclusively in the external world need to refer to the inescapable fact that we are living in such an asymmetric universe. This leads us to look for the origin of the “arrow of time” in the relationship between the subject and the world. The anthropic argument shows that the arrow of time is the condition of the possibility of emergence and maintenance of life in the universe. Moreover, (...)
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    The Quantum-Like Approach of Psychosomatic Phenomena in Application.Pierre Uzan - 2014 - Axiomathes 24 (3):359-374.
    The quantum-like approach of psychosomatic phenomena suggests an explanation of the correlations between mind and body in terms of quantum-like entanglement, that is, without appealing to any concept of psychophysical, efficient causality. This approach is developed within the Hilbert space formalism and its general consequences are drawn. It is first illustrated by a simple, qualitative model of the placebo effect which shows that representing psychosomatic states by entangled states can explain that purely psychological factors can produce a-causal changes of physiological (...)
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    Analyse du Paradoxe de l'Irréversibilité Et Proposition d'Une Conception Inter-Subjective du Temps. La Théorie du Temps Quantique.Pierre Uzan - 2000 - Philosophia Scientiae 4 (2):173-187.
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  6. A Propos du Renouveau Annoncé de la Métaphysique.Pierre Uzan - 2016 - Logos and Episteme 7 (3):305-323.
    In this paper, we evaluate the project of resurgence of metaphysics based on the pecularity of the quantum domain, a project that is supported by some contemporary philosophers. Beyond the general arguments against scientific realism that are still applicable here, we show that this project is faced with the three following issues that, we believe, make it unrealizable: (a) the problem raised by the realistic interpretation of the wave function, as a description of a ‘concrete physical fact’ of the independent (...)
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  7. Conscience et physique quantique.Pierre Uzan (ed.) - 2012 - Paris, France: VRIN.
    Ce livre a pour objet d’évaluer l’apport de la physique quantique à l’explication du phénomène de la conscience. Après un état des lieux d’ordre sémantique, philosophique et neurobiologique de la question de la relation entre cerveau et conscience, les principaux modèles « classiques » actuels de la conscience sont exposés. Nous montrons que ces modèles laissent en suspens deux questions importantes : a) celle d’expliquer la synchronisation quasi-instantanée de régions éloignées du cerveau qui semble nécessaire à la constitution de percepts (...)
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    Chapter Fourteen–A Cognitive Interpretation of the Notion of “Uncertainty in Time” Within the Framework of Modern Physics.Pierre Uzan - 2004 - In Paul Harris & Michael Crawford (eds.), Time and Uncertainty. Brill. pp. 11--204.
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  9. Complementarity in Psychophysics.Pierre Uzan - 2016 - In Filk and Pothos Atmanspacher (ed.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science 9535. Springer. pp. 168-178.
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    Informational Branching Universe.Pierre Uzan - 2010 - Foundations of Science 15 (1):1-28.
    This paper suggests an epistemic interpretation of Belnap’s branching space-times theory based on Everett’s relative state formulation of the measurement operation in quantum mechanics. The informational branching models of the universe are evolving structures defined from a partial ordering relation on the set of memory states of the impersonal observer. The totally ordered set of their information contents defines a linear “time” scale to which the decoherent alternative histories of the informational universe can be referred—which is quite necessary for assigning (...)
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    Logique quantique et intrication.Pierre Uzan - 2014 - Logos and Episteme 5 (3):303-318.
    Due to the failure of the classical principles of bivalence and verifunctionality, the logic of experimental propositions relative to quantum systemscannot be interpreted in Boolean algebras. However, we cannot say neither that this logic is captured by orthomodular lattices, as claimed by many authors along the line of Birkhoff‘s and von Neumann‘s standard approach. For the alleged violation of distributivity is based on the possibility of combining statements relative to complementary contexts, which does not refer to any experience and, consequently, (...)
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    Mind–Body Connection and Causation: Conceptual and Experimental Advances.Pierre Uzan - forthcoming - Foundations of Science:1-15.
    This article deals with the difficulties of the yet intuitive causal interpretation of the mind–body connection emphasized by metaphysical, theoretical and experimental considerations. It shows that a decisive contribution to determining the nature of this connection can be provided experimentally. This experimental test is designed within the framework of a general systems theory capable of representing the concepts of complementarity and entanglement that are involved in the description of the mind–body connection.
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    Physique, information statistique et complexité algorithmique.Pierre Uzan - 2007 - Philosophia Scientiae 11 (2):121-162.
    The relationship between physics and information is explored and the conceptual and technical limitations of the use of the notion of statistical information in physics are emphasised. It is shown that these issues can be satisfactorily resolved by using a notion of structural information, the measure of which is provided in terms of algorithmic complexity. This makes possible the construction of a genuine “thermodynamics” of information based on the concept of structural information.RésuméLe lien entre physique et information est analysé et (...)
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    Physique, information statistique et complexité algorithmique.Pierre Uzan - 2007 - Philosophia Scientae 11:121-162.
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