Putting the Fire in the Equations; Generating multilevel dynamical processes in Physics and Psychology
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What does the Wave Function Describe?
The success of quantum mechanics!
Features difficult to understand:
What happens after a measurement?
Dynamical Reduction?
Does wave function describe anything?
Form, Substance and Dynamics
Examples of Formal Terms
Examples of Existential Terms
Examples of Dynamical Terms
Summary of the Three Categories
Complete Physical Theory?
New idea: ‘Dynamic substance’
Revisit: Hamiltonian Quantum Mechanics
Measurements are ‘Actual Selections’
‘Nonlocal Hidden Variables’ in ordinary QM:
What does the wavefunction describe?
Wholeness and Non-locality
Multiple Generative Levels
Multiple Generative Levels II: Reality
Principles, Causes and Effects
Potentials from Virtual Particle Exchange
Propensities for Virtual Processes
Virtual ‘Principle ? Cause ? Effect’
Virtual and Actual Events
Complications: are all the stages needed?
A BIGGER Picture?
Conclusions
Email: I.Thompson@surrey.ac.uk
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Author: I.J. Thompson (except as stated)
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