New leaps in folklore: "Quantum Folklore" Folklorda yeni̇ siçramalar: "Kuantum Folklor"


Milli Folklor, no.79, pp.6-13, 2008 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Name: Milli Folklor
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.6-13
  • Keywords: Folklore, Logos, Mythos, Natural sciences, Quantum physics, Social sciences
  • Ankara Haci Bayram Veli University Affiliated: Yes


This paper deals, firstly, with the institutionalization process of folklore as an academic discipline from a historical point of view. Then the paper evaluates the separation process of social and natural sciences in the context of the duality between mitos and logos. As a result of these, the paper views quantum physics as a crucial advancement remerging social and natural sciences on the same platform and demonstrates the relevance of quantum physics to folklore using a variety of examples. As a conclusion, it is observed that the scientific quantum laws are easly applicable to the folklore as a social sciense discipline.