Values and the quantum conception of man Page: 4 of 14
This article is part of the collection entitled: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports and was provided to Digital Library by the UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
June 8, 1995
Values and the Quantum Conception of Man *
Henry P. Stapp
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
University of California
Berkeley, California 94720
Classical mechanics is based upon a mechanical picture of nature that
is fundamentally incorrect. It has been replaced at the basic level by a
radically different theory: quantum mechanics. This change entails an
enormous shift in our basic conception of nature, one that can profoundly
alter the scientific image of man himself. Self-image is the foundation of
values, and the replacement of the mechanistic self-image derived from
classical mechanics by one concordant with quantum mechanics may pro-
vide the foundation of a moral order better suited to our times, a self-
image that endows human life with meaning, responsibility, and a deeper
linkage to nature as a whole.
Invited contribution to the UNESCO sponsored Symposium:
Science and Culture: A Common Path for the Future
Tokyo, September 10-15, 1995
*This work was supported by the Director, Office of Energy Research, Office of High Energy
and Nuclear Physics, Division of High Energy Physics of the U.S. Department of Energy under
DISTRIBUTION OF THIS DOCUMENT IS UNLIMITED
Here’s what’s next.
This article can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Article.
Stapp, H.P. Values and the quantum conception of man, article, June 1, 1995; California. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc621150/m1/4/: accessed June 25, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.