José María Díaz Nafría (Universidad de León)

An analysis of the wave manifestations of an object in a homogeneous environment shows that the information carried by such manifestations offers a constitutive fuzziness of the observed object. On the one hand, the details that can be specified concerning the object are strictly limited by the wave length; on the other hand, the volumetric details of the object (i.e. its bowls) are outlawed to the observer, not in virtue of the object opacity, but to the very dimension or complexity of the wave phenomenon in the space surrounding the object.

Given the nature of the limitations imposed by the wave phenomenon, they put forward some obvious epistemological consequences concerning: the constitutive indeterminacy of the object with respect to the information provided by the wave phenomenon; the absolute limit of the determinations that can be specified through observation; and the combined role of other concurrent or previous perceptions and some a priori knowledge in the image forming of the object by the subject.