On Thinking

Concept and Formalization of Constellatory Self-Unfolding

A Novel Perspective on the Relation between Quantum and Relativistic Physics

Authors: von Müller, Albrecht, Zafiris, Elias

  • This volume offers a fundamentally different way of conceptualizing time and reality. The actual taking place of reality is conceived as a “constellatory self-unfolding’’, characterized by strong self-referentiality, and occurring in the primordial form of time, the not yet sequentially structured “time-space of the present”
  • The novelty of this view is that it allows quantum reduction and singularities to be thought of as inverse transitions into and out of the factual portrait of reality
  • The uniqueness of this book lies in the development of a mathematical framework in which this radically different and categorically richer view of time and reality can be addressed properly, based on the logical and topological features of the Borromean Rings
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This volume offers a fundamentally different way of conceptualizing time and reality. Today, we see time predominantly as the linear-sequential order of events, and reality accordingly as consisting of facts that can be ordered along sequential time. But what if this conceptualization has us mistaking the “exhausts” for the “real thing”, i.e. if we miss the best, the actual taking place of reality as it occurs in a very differently structured, primordial form of time, the time-space of the present?

In this new conceptual framework, both the sequential aspect of time and the factual aspect of reality are emergent phenomena that come into being only after reality has actually taken place. In the new view, facts are just the “traces” that the actual taking place of reality leaves behind on the co-emergent “canvas’’ of local spacetime. Local spacetime itself emerges only as facts come into being – and only facts can be adequately localized in it.

But, how does reality then actually occur? It is conceived as a “constellatory self-unfolding”, characterized by strong self-referentiality, and taking place in the primordial form of time, the not yet sequentially structured “time-space of the present”. Time is seen here as an ontophainetic platform, i.e. as the stage on which reality can first occur. This view of time (and, thus, also space) seems to be very much in accordance with what we encounter in quantum physics before the so-called collapse of the wave function. In parallel, classical and relativistic physics largely operate within the factual portrait of reality, and the sequential aspect of time, respectively. Only singularities constitute an important exemption: here the canvas of local spacetime – that emerged together with factization – melts down again.

In the novel framework quantum reduction and singularities can be seen and addressed as inverse transitions: In quantum physical state reduction reality “gains” the chrono-ontological format of facticity, and the sequential aspect of time becomes applicable. In singularities, by contrast, the inverse happens: Reality loses its local spacetime formation and reverts back into its primordial, pre-local shape – making in this way the use of causality relations, Boolean logic and the dichotomization of subject and object obsolete.

For our understanding of the relation between quantum and relativistic physics this new view opens up fundamentally new perspectives: Both are legitimate views of time and reality, they just address very different chrono-ontological portraits, and thus should not lead us to erroneously subjugating one view under the other.  

The task of the book is to provide a formal framework in which this radically different view of time and reality can be addressed properly. The mathematical approach is based on the logical and topological features of the Borromean Rings. It draws upon concepts and methods of algebraic and geometric topology – especially the theory of sheaves and links, group theory, logic and information theory, in relation to the standard constructions employed in quantum mechanics and general relativity, shedding new light on the pestilential problems of their compatibility. The intended audience includes physicists, mathematicians and philosophers with an interest in the conceptual and mathematical foundations of modern physics.


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • The Autogenetic Universe Theory Quantum Reduction and Singularities as Inverse Transitions: Into and Out of the Chrono-Ontological Format of Facticity

    von Müller, Albrecht (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Model of an Autogenetic Universe Constellatory Self-Unfolding: A Novel Syntaxis of Time in the Time-Space of the Present

    von Müller, Albrecht (et al.)

    Pages 11-40

  • Borromean Link in Algebraic Form Group-Theoretic Encoding: The Borromean Rings as Prime Connectivity Units of All Topological Links

    von Müller, Albrecht (et al.)

    Pages 41-60

  • Borromean Link in Logic A Metaperspective on Algorithmic Information: Logical Conjugation Strategy and the Role of the Borromean Topology

    von Müller, Albrecht (et al.)

    Pages 61-101

  • Borromean Link in Relativity Theory What Is the Validity Domain of Einstein’s Field Equations? Sheaf-Theoretic Distributional Solutions over Singularities and Topological Links in Geometrodynamics

    von Müller, Albrecht (et al.)

    Pages 103-137

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Concept and Formalization of Constellatory Self-Unfolding
Book Subtitle
A Novel Perspective on the Relation between Quantum and Relativistic Physics
Authors
Series Title
On Thinking
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-89776-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-89776-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-89775-2
Series ISSN
1867-4208
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 217
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