Identifier 150603
TitleBerkelian idealism regarding properties in orthodox quantum mechanics, and implications for quantum gravity
Type of publicationpreprint
Author(s)M.J.T.F. Cabbolet
Keywordsfoundations of quantum mechanics, quantum gravity, George Berkeley, idealism
Publication date2015-06-25
AbstractThis note shows that orthodox quantum mechanics (OQM) entails a Berkelian idealism regarding properties (BIRP): a quantum only 'has' a quantitative property upon observation of that property. It is argued that this BIRP poses an issue for the development of a theory of gravitation in the framework of OQM, for how can a quantum curve space-time if it doesn't have the property energy in absence of observation to begin with?
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