Quantum Mechanics and the Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead
  • Quantum Mechanics and the Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead
  • Quantum Mechanics and the Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead

Quantum Mechanics and the Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead

by Michael Epperson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0823223191

ISBN-13: 9780823223190

Pub. Date: 07/15/2004

Publisher: Fordham University Press

In Process and Reality and other works, Alfred North Whitehead struggled to come to terms with the impact the new science of quantum mechanics would have on metaphysics.This ambitious book is the first extended analysis of the intricate relationships between relativity theory, quantum mechanics, and Whitehead's cosmology. Michael Epperson illuminates the

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In Process and Reality and other works, Alfred North Whitehead struggled to come to terms with the impact the new science of quantum mechanics would have on metaphysics.This ambitious book is the first extended analysis of the intricate relationships between relativity theory, quantum mechanics, and Whitehead's cosmology. Michael Epperson illuminates the intersection of science and philosophy in Whitehead's work-and details Whitehead's attempts to fashion an ontology coherent with quantum anomalies.Including a nonspecialist introduction to quantum mechanics, Epperson adds an essential new dimension to our understanding of Whitehead-and of the constantly enriching encounter between science and philosophy in our century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823223190
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
07/15/2004
Series:
American Philosophy Series
Edition description:
2
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
IThe philosophical implications of quantum mechanics
2The ontological interpretation of quantum mechanics25
3The evolution of actuality of probability61
Interlude : the philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead105
IIQuantum mechanics and Whitehead's metaphysical scheme
4The correlation of quantum mechanics and Whitehead's philosophy119
5Spatiotemporal extension164
6Summary and outlook222

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