[OPE-L:3514] Re: Re: Re: Re: Marxism and 19th century materialism

From: Paul Cockshott (wpc@dcs.gla.ac.uk)
Date: Mon Jun 19 2000 - 11:43:22 EDT

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At 08:50 19/06/00 -0400, you wrote:
>On Mon, 19 Jun 2000, Paul Cockshott wrote:
> > Beyond that I regard the Copenhagen interpretation as itself
> > being an idealist interpretation of the subject matter.
>IMO the starting point for New Age appropriations of quantum
>mechanics is not actually Bohr's interpretation
>("Complementarity", the idea that nature is irreducibly
>stochastic), but rather the notion von Neumann introduced, that
>the collapse of the wave-function is located in the
>consciousness of "the observer".
>Allin Cottrell.
Are you sure that von Neumann introduced this idea?
I dont recall him saying that from my reading of him.

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