The Powers of Quantum Mechanics: A Metametaphysical Discussion of the “Logos Approach”

  title={The Powers of Quantum Mechanics: A Metametaphysical Discussion of the “Logos Approach”},
  author={Raoni Wohnrath Arroyo and Jonas Rafael Becker Arenhart},
  journal={Foundations of Science},
This paper presents and critically discusses the “logos approach to quantum mechanics” from the point of view of the current debates concerning the relation between metaphysics and science. Due to its alleged direct connection with quantum formalism, the logos approach presents itself as a better alternative for understanding quantum mechanics than other available views. However, we present metaphysical and methodological difficulties that seem to clearly point to a different conclusion: the… 



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  • C. de Ronde
  • Philosophy
    Metatheoria – Revista de Filosofía e Historia de la Ciencia
  • 2019
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