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A new objective definition of quantum entanglement as potential coding of intensive and effective relations

  • C. de RondeEmail author
  • C. Massri


In de Ronde and Massri (Against ‘particle metaphysics’ and ‘collapses’ within the definition of quantum entanglement, submitted, 2019b) it was argued against the orthodox definition of quantum entanglement in terms of pure and separable states. In this paper we attempt to discuss how the logos categorical approach to quantum mechanics (de Ronde and Massri in Int J Theor Phys, 2018.; in Int J Theor Phys 58:1968–1988, 2019a) is able to provide an objective formal account of the notion of entanglement—completely independent of both purity and separability—in terms of the potential coding of intensive relations and effective relations. We will show how our novel redefinition allows us to provide an anschaulich content to the notion of entanglement, erasing in this way the “spookiness” still present within its orthodox understanding in terms of space-time separated collapse particles.


Logos Entanglement Potential coding Intensive relation Effective relation 



We want to thank an anonymous referee for her/his insightful remarks and comments. This work was partially supported by the following grants: FWO Project G.0405.08 and FWO-research community W0.030.06. CONICET RES. 4541-12 and the Project PIO-CONICET-UNAJ (15520150100008CO) “Quantum Superpositions in Quantum Information Processing”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Philosophy Institute Dr. A. KornUniversity of Buenos Aires - CONICETBuenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.Center Leo Apostel for Interdisciplinary Studies, Foundations of the Exact SciencesVrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselsBelgium
  3. 3.Institute of EngineeringNational University Arturo JauretcheBuenos AiresArgentina
  4. 4.Institute of Mathematical Investigations Luis A. Santaló, UBA - CONICETBuenos AiresArgentina
  5. 5.University CAECEBuenos AiresArgentina

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