“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

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Shaviro on Molnar, and Quantum Innerness

Steven Shaviro's new post on this metaphysician looks very interesting. I'll have to see what I think when this migraine isn't fuzzing my head so much. But in brief, I think there's a way for quantum scale objects such as photons to have “innerness,” which was something of a question here. But in brief, the stochastic (truly stochastic) quality of quantum objects—they can for instance become entangled but it can't be certain exactly how (see Zeilinger's new book)—guarantees that they have an innerness, perhaps. See Graham's post on Molnar too.

Shaviro rather modestly calls himself not a philosopher.

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