Quantum Hermeneutics and Its Essential Questions

history and philosophy of technology

This essay for the inaugural issue of Technology and Language presents a research program for Quantum Hermeneutics which serves as a theory for the epistemology, methodology and ontology of quantum texts and their understanding. As opposed to the texts of classical science and in this regard more like the texts of the humanities, quantum texts require interpretation. But as opposed to the humanities, quantum text concerns trans-empirical experience of a trans-empirical world – the quantum text is written as scientific technology prompts quantum objects to reveal themselves as a readable text that requires interpretation.

(Translation by Yingyu Zhu.)