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Publications in 1992




  1. Aerts, D. (1992). The construction of reality and its influence on the understanding of quantum structures. International Journal of Theoretical Physics, 31, pp. 1815-1837.

    Abstract: We present a formalism to analyze 'the construction of reality'. We want to use this formalism to understand some aspects of the reality of the classical and the quantum world on a deeper level. One of the aims is to detect 'hidden' prejudices' that are 'unconsciously' used to interpret and criticize certain parts of reality, that do perhaps not obey these prejudices. It will follow that some of the difficulties that we have to understand the quantum reality are due to 'pre-scientific' prejudices about the way in which we think that reality has to be, prejudiced which we have completely forgotten about. We will try to put in evidence some of these 'pre-scientific' prejudices. To do this we will have to introduce new concepts. We will see however that the concepts needed to understand the aspect of the quantum reality that we want to investigate in this paper are not mysterious and ununderstandable. They exist and are used frequently in situations of everyday life. Therefore we will introduce these concepts by means of examples of everyday life, such that they are intuitively clear. The formalism is not yet completed, a lot of steps are still unfinished, and have to be investigated further. But the methodology is clearly stated. In this sense it can be a starting point for further research on the understanding of other parts of 'human' reality.

  2. Aerts, D. and Van Bogaert, B. (1992). A mechanistic classical laboratory situation with a quantum logic structure. International Journal of Theoretical Physics, 31, pp. 1839-1848.

    Abstract: The difference between quantum entities and classical entities can be noticed in many different ways. Quantum logic has been profoundly interested in analyzing this difference and trying to understand it. Our aim is to represent a macroscopical classical mechanistic laboratory situation, and to show that this situation entails a non-classical logical structure. The example has been presented already some time ago by one of us showing it to have a quantum probability model, and analyzing the effect of this on a possible understanding of the origin of quantum probabilities. In this paper we will make a similar attempt but now concentrating on the logical aspects of the example.






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