Quantum Mechanics and the Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead

Quantum Mechanics and the Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead

by Michael Epperson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0823250121

ISBN-13: 9780823250127

Pub. Date: 09/01/2012

Publisher: Fordham University Press

"This book is the first extended analysis of the intricate relationships between relativity theory, quantum mechanics, and Whitehead's cosmological scheme." "Moving systematically - concept by concept, phase by phase - Michael Epperson illuminates the intersection of science and philosophy in Whitehead's work. He details Whitehead's struggles to fashion an ontology…  See more details below

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"This book is the first extended analysis of the intricate relationships between relativity theory, quantum mechanics, and Whitehead's cosmological scheme." "Moving systematically - concept by concept, phase by phase - Michael Epperson illuminates the intersection of science and philosophy in Whitehead's work. He details Whitehead's struggles to fashion an ontology that would be coherent with quantum anomalies, one that can reshape the sense of strangeness or inconceivability of many important physical notions." Including a nonspecialist introduction to quantum mechanics, Epperson adds an essential new dimension to our understanding of the architecture and meaning of Whitehead's metaphysics - and of the constantly enriching encounter of science and philosophy in our century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823250127
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2012
Series:
American Philosophy Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,080,191
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(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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