Heisenberg's Equality of Inequivalents Problem

14 Mar 2020 Shirazi Armin Nikkhah

In his book `Physics and Philosophy', Heisenberg suggested that the quantum world is one of ``potentialities or possibilities'' and that the classical realm is one of ``things or facts''. After ascertaining that his categories most naturally have the structure of ontological equivalence classes, we show that they cannot be seriously introduced into the quantum formalism without rendering it incoherent, as under some circumstances the formalism permits an equality between members of distinct equivalence classes... (read more)

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