Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Quantum mechanics: is a partial discipline of physics, dealing with processes at the level of elementary particles. Here, principles which cannot be observed at the level of everyday objects are valid. The special forces and interactions that prevail within the quantum world are not to be found on the macro level. See also superposition, entanglement, uncertainty principle.
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I 224ff
Quantum mechanics/QM/Putnam: the uncertainty is not reflected in the mathematical formalism (the Schrödinger equation). - The atom will disintegrate or not disintegrate - overlap of these two states: is not a complete description, but just two partial descriptions: the maximum states A or A + - many-worlds interpretation/Putnam: this is just a picture.
II 229
The many-worlds interpretation requires signals that are faster than light.- problem: if the probability of different worlds is the same, then the concept of probability is difficult to interpret.
Bell's Theorem/Putnam: is merely a technical background. - Better: Copenhagen interpretation.
II 237
All solutions in which one has to stand outside (> divine position) are not conceivable for us. - We do not know what it would mean for us to reach the ideal. - This failure leads, according to Rorty, to relativism.

Pu I
H. Putnam
Von einem Realistischen Standpunkt Frankfurt 1993

H. Putnam
Repräsentation und Realität Frankfurt 1999

H. Putnam
Für eine Erneuerung der Philosophie Stuttgart 1997

H. Putnam
Pragmatismus Eine offene Frage Frankfurt 1995

Pu V
H. Putnam
Vernunft, Wahrheit und Geschichte Frankfurt 1990

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-24