[OPE-L:3516] Re: Re: Re: Re: Marxism and 19th century materialism

From: Rakesh Bhandari (bhandari@Princeton.EDU)
Date: Mon Jun 19 2000 - 13:04:11 EDT

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>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.

Lindley indeed argues that Wigner, along with von Neumann, took quite
seriously this possibility of the interaction of brainfunction and wave


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