Quantum Formalism: Brief Epistemological Considerations

Research paper by Helen Lynn, Michele Caponigro

Indexed on: 26 Oct '06Published on: 26 Oct '06Published in: Quantum Physics


We argue about a conceptual approach to quantum formalism. Starting from philosophical conjectures (Platonism, Idealism and Realism) as basic ontic elements (namely: math world, data world, and state of matter), we will analyze the quantum superposition principle. This analysis bring us to demonstrate that the basic assumptions affect in different ways:(a) the general problem of the information and computability about a system, (b) the nature of the math tool utilized and (c) the correspondent physical reality.