Quantum Uncertainty, Quantum Play, Quantum Sorrow


  • David A. Grandy Brigham Young University


Quantum Physics, Quantum Uncertainty, Niels Bohr, Erwin Schrödinger, Play, Sorrow


I argue that intrinsic (as opposed to epistemic or Einsteinian) quantum uncertainty informs the elemental life experiences of random play and compassionate sorrow. These experiences, like Niels Bohr's quantum ontology, point toward unscripted novelty, fresh variation, and far-flung sympathetic interconnections. And in doing this, they allow the inner and outer feeling experiences to grow back together. As we feel the world sensibly”that is, touch it with our sense organs”it touches back in a way that engenders feeling-laden or sympathetic understanding.

Author Biography

David A. Grandy, Brigham Young University

Professor, Department of Philosophy, Brigham Young University




How to Cite

Grandy, D. A. (2008). Quantum Uncertainty, Quantum Play, Quantum Sorrow. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, 4(1-2), 202–210. Retrieved from http://cosmosandhistory.org/index.php/journal/article/view/93