Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Protecting cognitive science from quantum theory

David Wallace a1
a1 Philosophy Department, Oxford University, Oxford OX1 4JJ, United Kingdom


The relation between micro-objects and macro-objects advocated by Kim is even more problematic than Ross & Spurrett (R&S) argue, for reasons rooted in physics. R&S's own ontological proposals are much more satisfactory from a physicist's viewpoint but may still be problematic. A satisfactory theory of macroscopic ontology must be as independent as possible of the details of microscopic physics.