principle of indeterminacy


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principle of indeterminacy:

see uncertainty principleuncertainty principle,
physical principle, enunciated by Werner Heisenberg in 1927, that places an absolute, theoretical limit on the combined accuracy of certain pairs of simultaneous, related measurements.
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However, there is a difficulty here: what Kant did not know, but we now know from quantum theory, is that the long arm of the Heisenbergian principle of indeterminacy truly becomes manifest in the natural sphere, thereby introducing an unfathomable and immeasurably complicated labyrinth of paradoxes, which probably springs precisely from the transcendent sphere--the latter possibly being a "Heisenbergian" field of pure, spiritual indeterminacy.

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