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Open Access Senior Thesis

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Bachelor of Arts



Second Department


Reader 1

Scot Gould

Reader 2

Kevin Setter

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Western orthodoxy philosophy is based on the principle of noncontradiction and thus, the philosophy of science is as well. The most prominent interpretations of quantum mechanics, since its inception, have followed this principle. In this paper, two quantum phenomena, the Observer Problem (measurement problem) and quantum entanglement will be analyzed from a Mahayana Buddhism ontological perspective. I will analyze the mathematical and philosophical arguments proposed by Graham Priest and Jay Garfield, based on dialethism, pertaining to Nagarjuna and the Net of Indra. Demonstrating the parallels and adaptability of the arguments to further the philosophical groundwork for Carlo Reveille’s Relational Quantum Mechanics (Rovelli, 1996), as a novel interpretation that can be taken with more weight against its non-contradictory heavyweights.