International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 31, Issue 10, pp 1815–1837

Construction of reality and its influence on the understanding of quantum structures

  • Diederik Aerts

DOI: 10.1007/BF00678294

Cite this article as:
Aerts, D. Int J Theor Phys (1992) 31: 1815. doi:10.1007/BF00678294


We present a view where the process of detection of existing reality and creation of new reality is considered explicitly, and that rests on the insight that “the present” is operationally connected to the collection of the “possible” experiences that we can live. We developed a formalism in this view and reality appears as a subtle construction from the reservoir of possible experiences, and see that our consciousness of this construction is lost while many deep problems are related to its presence. We apply the formalism to explain the non-classical probability structures in quantum physics and outline the appearance of topological structures of “the present.” This structuring process is going on actually giving rise to the flow of reality.

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Diederik Aerts
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Theoretical PhysicsVrije Universiteit BrusselBrussels

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