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dc.contributor.authorFierke, Karin Marie
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-22T23:36:14Z
dc.date.available2020-05-22T23:36:14Z
dc.date.issued2019-03
dc.identifier.citationFierke , K M 2019 , ' Contraria sunt complementa : global entanglement and the constitution of difference ' , International Studies Review , vol. 21 , no. 1 , pp. 146-169 . https://doi.org/10.1093/isr/viy043en
dc.identifier.issn1521-9488
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 251496823
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: d98c3c11-b54c-4e61-86a2-d754cb151a8e
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85063936221
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/19986
dc.description.abstractThe physicist Niels Bohr identified a parallel between quantum physics and Daoism and Buddhism. The parallel maps onto two debates regarding Global IR, on the one hand, and the implications of quantum physics for the social sciences, on the other, highlighting the potential for a conversation between them. The quantum arguments unsettle the hierarchy between ‘positivists’ and ‘reflectivists,’ raising a question of which science, while Daoism and Buddhism, as traditions that have for millennia explored questions of language, agency and ethics, provide a point of departure for thinking about the human and social implications of more recent discoveries in quantum physics. Starting with Bohr’s concept of complementarity, the argument moves to an analysis of Karen Barad and Alexander Wendt’s work on quantum physics and the social sciences, and then explores Bohr’s parallel to Daoism and Buddhism. The structuring of the article around a series of oppositions, including particle/wave, ontology/epistemology, materiality/consciousness, egoism/relationality, East/West, highlights the relationship between global entanglement and the constitution of difference with it.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Studies Reviewen
dc.rights© The Author(s) (2018). Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the International Studies Association. All rights reserved. This work has been made available online in accordance with the publisher’s policies. This is the author created accepted version manuscript following peer review and as such may differ slightly from the final published version. The final published version of this work is available at: https://doi.org/10.1093/isr/viy043en
dc.subjectComplementarityen
dc.subjectQuantum Social Scienceen
dc.subjectDaoismen
dc.subjectBuddhismen
dc.subjectB Philosophy (General)en
dc.subjectSocial Sciences(all)en
dc.subjectT-NDASen
dc.subjectBDCen
dc.subject.lccB1en
dc.titleContraria sunt complementa : global entanglement and the constitution of differenceen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.description.versionPostprinten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of International Relationsen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1093/isr/viy043
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden
dc.date.embargoedUntil2020-05-23


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