The Quest for Reality: Bohr and Wittgenstein - two complementary views

The Quest for Reality: Bohr and Wittgenstein - two complementary views

by Stig Stenholm

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ISBN-13: 9780191621215
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Publication date: 06/30/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Stig Stenholm has carried out distinguished work in quantum optics for 40 years, holding professorships and research positions at the universities of Stuttgart and Helsinki, at IBM Research Laboratory, San Jose, California, and at the Optical Sciences Center, Tucson, Arizona, before his retirement from KTH Stockholm in 2004. He has received the Alexander von Humboldt Award, Germany, and The Homén Prize in Physics from the Societas Scientiarum Fennica.

Table of Contents

1. Prelude: The modern stance
2. Twilight of the gods
3. The view from Copenhagen
4. Epistemological interlude
5. Wittgenstein enters the scene
6. Shaky foundations
7. Physics interface
8. Philosophical consequences
9. Metaphysics and reality
10. Concluding epilogue

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