Quantum mechanics is usually presented as a challenge to scientific realism, but I will argue that the details of quantum mechanics actually support realism. I will first present some basic quantum mechanical concepts and results, including the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (EPR) experiment and Bell's theorem, and do it in a way that everyone can understand. I will then use the physics to inform the philosophy, showing that quantum mechanics provides evidence to support epistemological realism.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Foundations of Science|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- History and Philosophy of Science