Interpreting quantum particles as conceptual entities

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Abstract

We elaborate an interpretation of quantum physics founded on the hypothesis that quantum particles are conceptual entities, playing the role of communication vehicles between material entities composed of ordinary matter which function as memory structures for these quantum particles. We show in which way this new interpretation gives rise to a natural explanation for the quantum e?ects of interference and entanglement by analyzing how interference and entanglement emerges for the case of human concepts. We put forward a scheme to derive a metric type of structure based on similarity as a predecessor for 'space, time, momentum, energy' and 'quantum particles interacting with ordinary matter' structure underlying standard quantum physics, within the new interpretation, and making use of aspects of traditional quantum axiomatics. More speciÞcally we analyze how the e?ect of non locality arises as a consequence of the confrontation of such an emerging metric type of structure and a remaining of the presence of basic conceptual structure on the fundamental level, with the potential of being revealed in specific situations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2950-2970
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Theoretical Physics
Volume49
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • quantum interpretation
  • conceptual entity
  • explanatory framework

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