Extending the Philosophical Significance of the Idea of Complementarity [chapter]

Peter beim Graben, Harald Atmanspacher
Recasting Reality  
We discuss a specific way in which the notion of complementarity can be based on the dynamics of the system considered. This approach rests on an epistemic representation of system states, reflecting our knowledge about a system in terms of coarse grainings (partitions) of its phase space. Within such an epistemic quantization of classical systems, compatible, comparable, commensurable, and complementary descriptions can be precisely characterized and distinguished from each other. Some
more » ... other. Some tentative examples are indicated that, we suppose, would have been of interest to Pauli.
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-85198-1_5 fatcat:tc233v3wbvbxvjmdogxz7qgnjq