Conceptual Nonlocality

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  • David A. Grandy Brigham Young University

Keywords:

Nonlocality, Photons, Louis de Broglie, EPR, Wave-particle Duality

Abstract

Nonlocality is a puzzling issue in modern physics. I propose that, aside from the experimental determination of nonlocality, the concept of atomistic lightmdash;discrete, self-bounded photonsmdash;breaks down toward something like nonlocality when subjected to philosophical scrutiny. Louis de Broglie made a similar argument regarding the material atom: the concept of the classical atom, when interrogated, collapses upon itself to offer a glimpse of wave-particle duality. Light atoms or photons, I argue, similarly collapse toward the contradictory possibility of nonlocality.

Author Biography

David A. Grandy, Brigham Young University

Associate ProfessorDepartment of PhilosophyBrigham Young University

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Published

17-08-2007

How to Cite

Grandy, D. A. (2007). Conceptual Nonlocality. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, 3(1), 191–197. Retrieved from http://cosmosandhistory.org/index.php/journal/article/view/60

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