Summary: EDITORIAL: QUANTUM, MIMESIS AND THE SOCIAL
We are fortunate to present in this issue a number of high quality
papers on diverse foundational issues of science.
A paper by Christopher Norris, titled `Quantum Nonlocality and
the Challenge to Scientific Realism', examines various aspects of
the near-century long debate concerning the conceptual foundations
of quantum mechanics and the problems it has posed for physicists
and philosophers from Einstein to the present. The paper concen-
trates on the issue of realism and the question whether quantum
theory is compatible with any kind of realist or causal- explanatory
account which goes beyond the empirical- predictive data.
The second paper is by Peter Kosso and is titled: `Quantum
Mechanics and Realism'. In contrast to the foregoing paper, Peter
Kosso analyses quantum mechanical data and put forwards an
interesting argument that shows that they support epistemological
The third paper, `Mimesis and the Representation of Reality: A
Historical World View', is by Ernest Mathijs and Bert Mosselmans.
The authors consider the representation of reality to be a funda-