Foundations of Science

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 115–132 | Cite as

The Liar-paradox in a Quantum Mechanical Perspective

  • Diederik Aerts
  • Jan Broekaert
  • Sonja Smets
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Abstract

In this paper we concentrate on the nature of the liar paradox asa cognitive entity; a consistently testable configuration of properties. We elaborate further on a quantum mechanical model (Aerts, Broekaert and Smets, 1999) that has been proposed to analyze the dynamics involved, and we focus on the interpretation and concomitant philosophical picture. Some conclusions we draw from our model favor an effective realistic interpretation of cognitive reality.

liar paradox quantum mechanics cognition logic 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diederik Aerts
    • 1
  • Jan Broekaert
    • 1
  • Sonja Smets
    • 1
  1. 1.CLEAFree University of BrusselsBrussels

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