Philosophical Inclusion in the Measurement Problem in Quantum Theory

Kyrian A. Ojong, Emmanuel Iniobong Archibong


Measurement problem in quantum theory is informed by the difficulties which howbeit, fall under philosophical investigation involving the behavior of sub-atomic particles, especially as it has to do with interaction between the mental and the physical. This problem dates back to antiquity with the belief in the duality of mind and body (mental and material) as distinct essences of nature. This paper is an attempt to highlight the issues involved in the measurement problem in quantum theory, while at the same time showing that the resultant paradoxes encountered in the process have always been present; they are just a resuscitation of ancient problems that philosophers have reflected upon as regards the description of physical reality.

Key words: Measurement; Perception; Macro-world; Micro-world; Inclusion; Materialism and Idealism


Measurement; Perception; Macro-world; Micro-world; Inclusion; Materialism and Idealism


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