Cognitive and neuropsychological basis for quantum mechanics: Part I. Quantum‐particles as Kantian ideas

Uri Fidelman (Department of Humanities and Arts, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel)

Kybernetes

ISSN: 0368-492X

Publication date: 1 September 2004

Abstract

It was suggested by Fidelman that Kantian ideas, namely, actual Infinity, the cosmos, a reason for the cosmos and consciousness, involve a cognitive conflict. This cognitive conflict is caused by a competition between the left‐ and right‐hemispheric cerebral mechanisms, and it causes us to feel that we encounter a paradox. It is suggested in this study that quantum particles too are Kantian ideas. According to Kant the logic of experience does not necessarily apply to Kantian ideas, which are not part of experience. Thus, Kant explained the paradoxes related to them. It is suggested that the cognitive paradoxes related to quantum particles are also related to a conflict between the hemispheric mechanisms.

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Fidelman, U. (2004), "Cognitive and neuropsychological basis for quantum mechanics: Part I. Quantum‐particles as Kantian ideas", Kybernetes, Vol. 33 No. 8, pp. 1247-1257. https://doi.org/10.1108/03684920410545243

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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