Constituting Objectivity

Volume 74 of the series The Western Ontario Series In Philosophy of Science pp 203-213

The Transcendental Role of the Principle of Anticipations of Perception in Quantum Mechanics

  • Patricia Kauark-LeiteAffiliated withPhilosophy Department, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

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The aim of this work is to analyse the diffrerences between the formal structure of anticipation of perception in classical and in quantum context. I argue that a transcendental point of view can be supported in quantum context if objectivity is defined by an invariant anticipative structure, which has only a predictive character. The classical objectivity, which defined a set of properties having a descriptive meaning must be abandoned in quantum context. I will focus my analysis on Kant's Principle of the Anticipations of Perception.