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Philosophy Today

Volume 63, Issue 3, Summer 2019

The Work of Simondon

Vincent Bontems, Christian De Ronde
Pages 611-624
DOI: 10.5840/philtoday20191030284

Simondon and Quantum Mechanics (or, On How the ‘Preindividual’ Hypothesis Leads to a Realistic but Non-Substantialist Interpretation of the Orthodox Quantum Formalism)

In this paper, we propose a Simondonian interpretation of quantum mechanics taking as a standpoint his “preindividual hypothesis” in order to consider the problem of contextuality. We will examine whether the epistemological obstacle produced by the notion of entity can be bypassed by specifying, according to Simondon and the Kochen-Specker Theorem, the mode of existence of quantum potentialities.

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