The Observer Effect

@article{Bianchi2013TheOE,
  title={The Observer Effect},
  author={Massimiliano Sassoli de Bianchi},
  journal={Foundations of Science},
  year={2013},
  volume={18},
  pages={213-243}
}
Founding our analysis on the Geneva-Brussels approach to the foundations of physics, we provide a clarification and classification of the key concept of observation. An entity can be observed with or without a scope. In the second case, the observation is a purely non-invasive discovery process; in the first case, it is a purely invasive process, which can involve either creation or destruction aspects. An entity can also be observed with or without a full control over the observational process… 
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