Wave-Particle Duality and the Objectiveness of “True” and “False”

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Abstract

The traditional analysis of the basic version of the double-slit experiment leads to the conclusion that wave-particle duality is a fundamental fact of nature. However, such a conclusion means to imply that we are not only required to have two contradictory pictures of reality but also compelled to abandon the objectiveness of the truth values, “true” and “false”. Yet, even if we could accept wave-like behavior of quantum particles as the best explanation for the build-up of an interference pattern in the double-slit experiment, without the objectivity of the truth values we would never have certainty regarding any statement about the world. The present paper discusses ways to reconcile the correct description of the double-slit experiment with the objectiveness of “true” and “false”.

Original languageEnglish
Article number78
JournalFoundations of Physics
Volume51
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2021

Keywords

  • Double-slit experiment
  • Mathematical statements
  • Propositions
  • Truth value assignment
  • Truth values
  • Wigner’s friend

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (all)

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