“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Treating Objects like Women 2

When Bohr and others talk about measurement, they mean some correlation between a (human) mind and a physical event.

When Bohm, Hiley and Valentini talk about measurement, they mean one object (say a photon) interacting with another object.

The first view is inevitably going to tend towards idealism. It starts as correlationism.

The second view gives us real objects interacting without (human, mental) observation.

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