A Superluminal and Local-Causal Physical Ontology
Chapter 6. Ontological Commitment in Quantum Physics
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Later in the present work I deal with what can be termed an analysis of the place of causal strains in various fundamental QM theories. In the present section I discuss the basic ontological precondition for a causal strain analysis of processes – be they micro or macro – namely, objectual-ness and ontological commitment. Here it is not to be taken as a purely epistemological term like ‘objective’. ‘Objectual-ness’ means what is ontologically presupposed behind the epistemological constructs, i.e., behind what is at the realm of knowing. And what we epistemologically take to be ontologically objectual is the result of an ontologico-epistemological act with a purely ontological result, namely, of the act of ontological commitment.
So that everything in QM (and in discourse in general) is kept more realistic than imaginary, we need to have some objectual counterpart to all the states discussed in QM, of which the whole discourse is. The ontological states behind these so-called QM states (even before incurring on our part any judgment that they are real or imaginary or statistically epistemological) require an ontological commitment to there being causal processes behind them, namely, the ontological states in the micro-world of QM. This resists satisfaction with the purely empirical to the detriment of the ontological presupposition.
Objectual-ness requires of all true epistemological facts some purely ontological presupposition. The objectual-ness of a thing in theory is ontologically pure, because the epistemic activity behind it has an ontological presupposition, i.e., the ontological commitment presupposes behind our...
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