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Quantum theory to foster deep transformations toward strong sustainability

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Cyrille Rigolot
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Transdisciplinarity is increasingly seen as a promising paradigm for strong sustainability. Following a common typology, two "Modes" of transdisciplinary can be distinguished: A theoretical "Mode 1", largely inspired by quantum theory, and a practical "Mode 2" transdisciplinarity involving multi-stakeholder's approaches. So far, Mode 1 and 2 have been developed independently. In this communication, I discuss the potential of using insights from quantum theory to foster deep transformations toward strong sustainability, by closing this gap between Mode 1 and 2. As a first example, I show how a generalization of the quantum complementarity principle to sustainability assessment can be used to better address two major issues (integration and implementation). Then, I explore how quantum insights suggest powerful sustainable pathways, by shedding light on subjectivity, the possibility of free-will and the "co-arising" of personal and systemic change. Finally, a general strategy is proposed, that combine robust quantum methodological insights with a careful exploration of ontological insights.
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hal-03818598 , version 1 (18-10-2022)

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Cyrille Rigolot. Quantum theory to foster deep transformations toward strong sustainability. Paradigms, models, scenarios and practices for strong sustainability, Editions Oeconomia, 2020, Paradigms, models, scenarios and practices for strong sustainability. ⟨hal-03818598⟩
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