Quantum Mechanics and the Philosophy of Language:Reconsideration of Traditional Philosophies


Recently we proposed “a new interpretation of quantum mechanics (called quantum and classical measurement theory)” in this journal (JQIS: Vol. 1, No. 2), which was characterized as the metaphysical and linguistic turn of quantum mechanics. This turn from physics to language does not only realize the remarkable extension of quantum mechanics but also yield the quantum mechanical world view (i.e., the philosophy of quantum mechanics). And thus, the turn urges us to dream that traditional philosophies (i.e., Parmenides, Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, John Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Kant, Saussure, Wittgenstein, etc.) can be understood in the quantum mechanical world view. This dream will be challenged in this paper. We, of course, know that most scientists are skeptical to philosophy. Still, we can expect that readers find a good linguistic philosophy (i.e. philosophy of language) in quantum mechanics.

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S. Ishikawa, "Quantum Mechanics and the Philosophy of Language:Reconsideration of Traditional Philosophies," Journal of Quantum Information Science, Vol. 2 No. 1, 2012, pp. 2-9. doi: 10.4236/jqis.2012.21002.

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