John Von Neumann
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Philosophy of Nature
Philosophy of Mind
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Synopsis:
  • The flow of time is mysteriously altered by measurements
  • The classical world emerges from the quantum world thanks to measurement
  • A continuous process of the probabilistic kind gives rise to a discontinuous process of the deterministic kind
  • Measurement of a system consists in a chain of interactions between the instrument and the system, whereby the states of the instrument become dependent on the states of the system
  • Eventually, states of the observer's consciousness are made dependent on states of the system, and the observer "knows" what the value of the observable is
  • Somewhere between the system and the observer's consciousness the "collapse" occurs

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