Keywords:Nonlocality, Photons, Louis de Broglie, EPR, Wave-particle Duality
AbstractNonlocality 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.
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