In recent years, a number of scholars have attempted to fuse social science with the seemingly disparate quantum mechanics. The idea is still in its infancy, but could upend how we understand social life. This episode explores the idea of quantum social science through the lens of one of its pioneers, Alexander Wendt.
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7. Wendt, A. (2015). Quantum mind and social science: unifying physical and social ontology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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