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

  • Patricia Kauark-Leite
Part of the The Western Ontario Series In Philosophy of Science book series (WONS, volume 74)


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.


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  • Patricia Kauark-Leite
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  1. 1.Philosophy DepartmentUniversidade Federal de Minas GeraisBrazil

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