The report “Humanities and quantum mechanics” will be made within the framework of the Philosophical seminar at the Institute


Doctor of philosophy, Candidate of physical and mathematical sciences Igor Pris will make a report “Humanities and quantum mechanics” within the framework of the Philosophical seminar on July 22, 2020 at 3 p.m. The seminar will be held in the distance format (Zoom).

There is no fundamental difference between the natural sciences and the humanities. Any science is a normative practice, which lets to describe, explain and predict phenomena. At the same time, there are obvious irreducible ontological differences between sciences and within the sciences themselves. Moreover, ontology is not absolute, but it depends on the context. Our contextual realism treats theory as Wittgenstein’s rule for measuring (natural or social) reality in the context. Thus, it lets to consider various sciences from a single point of view and explains the applicability of the quantum theory to a number of social phenomena. Social realism is contextual (“quantum”) realism. In particular, the difficult problem of the philosophy of consciousness is eliminated within the framework of contextual (“quantum”) realism.

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