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Collapse of the Ontological Gradient
Collapse of the Ontological Gradient

Author(s): Ted Dace
Subject(s): Ontology
Published by: Международное философско-космологическое общество
Keywords: Mind-body problem; Measurement problem; Complementarity; Implicate order; Memory; Nonequilibrium thermodynamics;

Summary/Abstract: Because an unmeasured quantum system consists of information — neither tangible existence nor its complete absence — no property can be assigned a definite value, only a range of likely values should it be measured. The instantaneous transition from information to matter establishes a gradient between being and not-being. A quantum system enters a determinate state in a particular moment(being) until this moment is past (not-being), at which point the system resumes its default state as an evolving superposition of potential values of properties, neither strictly being nor not-being. Like a“self-organized” chemical system that derives energy from breaking down environmental gradients,a quantum system derives information from breaking down the ontological gradient. An organism is a body in the context of energy and a mind in the context of information

  • Issue Year: 24/2020
  • Issue No: 24
  • Page Range: 70-82
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English