The reality beyond: Synchronicity vs. complementarity

Revue Roumaine de Philosophie 60 (1):131-139 (2016)
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Abstract

As an alternative for causality – which modern science found to be rather construed than objective – Jung developed his idea of synchronicity according to the demands of a modern scientific approach of nature. As I will show in the following paper, even if he promised a complementary principle of explanation, he ended by offering a principle of reality. His attempt gave birth to a pretty vast literature that links Jung’s synchronicity to Bohr’s complementarity. I will show that such a connection, although not entirely groundless, should be treated with caution as long as the two approaches of reality are on completely different bases. Keywords: Jung, Bohr, causality, the measurement problem, quantum epistemology.

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Mona Mamulea
Institute of Philosophy and Psychology of The Romanian Academy

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