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Theology and the Concept of Reality. 2004 - 2005


Hankkeen nimi Theology and the Concept of Reality 
Vastuuhenkilö
Vastuuyksikkö
Alkamispäivä 01.09.2004 
Päättymispäivä 31.12.2005 
Vaihe Päättynyt
Sopimusvuosi 2001 
Kustannusluokka 50 000 - 100 000
Maa Suomi
Vaikutusalue Muu kansainvälinen
Tieteenalaluokittelu Tieteenala/Teologia
Muu luokittelu KOTA/Teologinen
Lisätiedot Hankkeella on laajat kotimaiset ja kansainväliset monitieteiset yhteistyösuhteet, joiden tuloksista julkaisussa Human Approaches to the Universe (Eeva Martikainen et al., 2005).
Tiivistelmä The birth of quantum mechanics is usually seen as one of the greatest achievements of mankind, but on the other hand the theory seems to be very hard to understand. One can ask, with good reason, how far the conceptual structures of human mind can reach. Things are quite different when we try to describe the microphysical world with our everyday language. Our cognitive apparatus has evolved into its present form by adapting into the world of middle dimensions. This causes some limitations to our cognitive capacity, and consequently to our science. The research plan of this project is based on an idea that there is something in quantum mechanics that is significant for many sciences and can overcome some of the distinctions between them. It is essential in this connection to assume that the central notion of quantum mechanics, the notion of quantum state, refers to something that is real, although not observable. It is not just an instrument which is suitable for predicting the outcomes of measurements. If we take this as our starting point, we can see quantum mechanics essentially as consisting of two levels. The relation between these levels can be described by such pairs of concepts as, for instance, universal context-dependent, abstract concrete, non-observable observable. Then the act of measurement can be regarded as a certain kind of projection between these levels. It is conceivable, along with quantum mechanics, to assume that 'above' the level of physical processes going on in an organism there is a kind of abstract level which guides and selects these processes. It is quite interesting that the two-level model of quantum mechanics resembles the philosophical constructions of, for instance, Plato and Aristotle. In quantum mechanics we have realized something that could be a more general model in science. Thus we can say that the researches in quantum mechanics and its philosophical explication do not support the modern differentiation between sciences but, rather, their positive interaction. This has far-reaching effects not only on fruitful interaction between academic sciences, but also more extensively on well-being in culture and nature, when results can be applied in many sciences, including theology and ethics.
Avainsanat / Suomi filosofiset ja teologiset implikaatiot
todellisuuskäsitys
Avainsanat / Englanti philosophical and theological implications
quantum physics
the concept of reality
Rekisteröintiorganisaatio UEF/Itä-Suomen yliopisto 
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