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Espagnat, Bernard d'

Works: 125 works in 538 publications in 7 languages and 6,363 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Guidebooks  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Author of introduction, Publishing director, Thesis advisor, Interviewee, Director
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Most widely held works by Bernard d' Espagnat
Conceptual foundations of quantum mechanics by Bernard d' Espagnat( Book )

76 editions published between 1197 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of reality by Bernard d' Espagnat( Book )

63 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When I take up a new book I always read its conclusions first. For I have discovered that even difficult books have conclusions that are easy to read and that give a first idea of their content. Of course, I expect my readers to do this also! Indeed, the present book offers them an opportunity for generalizing the method. After having gone over chapter 14 they should preferably look through chapters 5, 2, 13 and 10, or at least some of these (in this or in other orders), before engaging into any thorough reading. The point is that-at appropriate places in other chapters-the reader will find proofs; and, as we all know, all the proofs that are worth something are unavoidably ponderous. Of course, it is good to have them but, again, the most suitable procedure not to lose interest in their development is, I think, to first provisionally grant their conclusions, . in order to see where they lead us to. Then, to study the proofs once we have been convinced that the goal is worth some effort. This is the reason why I suggest that at least chapters 4 and 11 should, on a first reading, be skipped, at any rate, by the "poets"! The problem, a new approach of which is described in chapter 4, did not come to light, at least in its present form, before 1964. The first experi mental investigations bearing on it date back from the seventies
On physics and philosophy by Bernard d' Espagnat( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and French and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On Physics and Philosophy is an accessible, mathematics-free reflection on the philosophical meaning of the quantum revolution, by one of the world's leading authorities on the subject. D'Espagnat presents an objective account of the main guiding principles of contemporary physics - in particular, quantum mechanics - followed by a look at just what consequences these should imply for philosophical thinking."--
Reality and the physicist : knowledge, duration, and the quantum world by Bernard d' Espagnat( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary physics, especially quantum theory, has raised profound questions about the relationship between the methods of science and the reality these methods seek to investigate. D'Espagnat investigates these questions as well as how we should answer them. Part I examines the practices of contemporary physicists and addresses the criticism philosophers of science have made of these practices. The doctrine of physical realism, adopted by most physicists and many philosophers of science, comprises Part II. Part III explores the consequences of physical realism for our understanding of what science can seek to know of reality, and concludes by outlining the position contemporary physics indicates we should take
Foundations of quantum mechanics by Società italiana di fisica( Book )

35 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Veiled reality : an analysis of present-day quantum mechanical concepts by Bernard d' Espagnat( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantum theory and pictures of reality : foundations, interpretations, and new aspects by Wolfram Schommers( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schommers introduces the foundations, mostly from a histori- cal point of view. Eberhard gives an introductory account of the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox and Bell's celebrated inequalities. D'Espagnat discusses realism andseparability and concludes that contemporary physics does not lead to a definite conception of the world. Eberhard shows how a model consistent with Bell's theorem can be constructed by ad- mitting faster-than-light action at a distance. Schommers discusses the structure ofspace-time and argues that physi- cally real processes do not take place in but are projected on space-time. Selleri discusses the idea that objectively real quantum waves exist and could in principle be detected
Conceptions de la physique contemporaine; les interprétations de la mécanique quantique et de la mesure by Bernard d' Espagnat( Book )

19 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in 3 languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quantum world : philosophical debates on quantum physics( )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and German and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this largely nontechnical book, eminent physicists and philosophers address the philosophical impact of recent advances in quantum physics. These are shown to shed new light on profound questions about realism, determinism, causality or locality. The participants contribute in the spirit of an open and honest discussion, reminiscent of the time when science and philosophy were inseparable. After the editors' introduction, the next chapter reveals the strangeness of quantum mechanics and the subsequent discussions examine our notion of reality. The spotlight is then turned to the topic of decoherence. Bohm's theory is critically examined in two chapters, and the relational interpretation of quantum mechanics is likewise described and discussed. The penultimate chapter presents a proposal for resolving the measurement problem, and finally the topic of loop quantum gravity is presented by one of its founding fathers, Carlo Rovelli. The original presentations and discussions on which this volume is based took place under the auspices of the French "Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques". The book will appeal to everybody interested in knowing how our description of the world is impacted by the results of the most powerful and successful theory that physicists have ever built
Introduction à l'épistémologie by Lena Soler( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in French and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Présente une synthèse de pensées et courants philosophiques et tente de répondre à la question : "Comment sont élaborées et testées les théories scientifiques?" S'emploie à dresser un état des lieux didactique, avec le souci d'examiner et de prémunir le lecteur contre un certain nombre de confusions et malentendus récurrents en matière de l'épistémologie
Une Incertaine réalité : le monde quantique, la connaissance et la durée by Bernard d' Espagnat( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in French and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penser la science ou : les enjeux du savoir by Bernard d' Espagnat( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in French and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High energy electromagnetic interactions and field theory by Maurice Lévy( Book )

7 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un atome de sagesse : propos d'un physicien sur le reel voile by Bernard d' Espagnat( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in French and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regards sur la matière des quanta et des choses by Bernard d' Espagnat( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le réel voilé : analyse des concepts quantiques by Bernard d' Espagnat( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in French and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grundprobleme der gegerwärtigen Physik by Bernard d' Espagnat( Book )

12 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in German and French and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Grundlage jeder Wissenschaft ist stets das auf ihrem Gebiet am wenigsten Erforschte. Was am ehesten anzweifelbar ist, sind nicht die verwickeltsten Anwendungen und Folgerungen, sondern die Gesamtheit der Elemente. Zu einem nicht übersehbaren Teil besteht der wahre geistige Gehalt der Wissenschaften sogar gerade in der überwindung dieses ursprünglichen Mangels. So ist es zum Beispiel zweifelliaft, ob die als rational be zeichnete Mechanik jemals hätte geschaffen werden können, wäre dafm unentbehrlich ge wesen, daß man die Begriffe Masse und Kraft wirklich begreifen könne. Auch die Theorie des Elektromagnetismus bietet ein sehr gutes Beispiel. Man staunt, wie diese Theorie im vergangenen Jahrhundert bei der vollkommenen Unkenntnis so vieler grundlegender, die Elektrizität betreffender Tatsachen einen so bemerkenswerten Aufschwung nehmen konn te. Die Quantenmechanik, die quantitative Grundlage der Physik der Gegenwart, macht von dieser Regel keine Ausnahme. Obwohl ihre Fruchtbarkeit außer Zweifel steht, geben ihre Prinzipien doch Anlaß zur Diskussion und werden oft nur schlecht verstanden
Qu'est-ce que la matière? : regards scientifiques et philosophiques : ouvrage collectif( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Etudie les rapports entre la matière telle qu'expérimente le physicien, celle avec laquelle travaille le chimiste et la matière qui nourrit les spéculations du philosophe ; témoignages des spécialistes de disciplines différentes (physiciens, chimistes, psychanalystes, neurobiologistes, philosophes, alchimistes)
Meson production in meson-nucleon collisions by Bernard d' Espagnat( Book )

4 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Candide et le physicien by Bernard d' Espagnat( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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On physics and philosophy
On physics and philosophyReality and the physicist : knowledge, duration, and the quantum worldVeiled reality : an analysis of present-day quantum mechanical concepts
Alternative Names
Bernard d’Espagnat französischer theoretischer Physiker und Wissenschaftsphilosoph

Bernard d'Espagnat Frans natuurkundige (1921-2015)

Bernard d'Espagnat fransk fysikar

Bernard d'Espagnat fransk fysiker

Bernard d'Espagnat French physicist and philosopher

Bernard d'Espagnat physicien français

d'Espagnat, B.

d'Espagnat, Bernard

D'Espagnat, Bernard 1921-

D'Espagnat, Bernard 1921-2015

Espagnat, B. d'.

Espagnat, B. d' 1921-

Espagnat, B. d' 1921-2015

Espagnat, B. d' (Bernard)

Espagnat, B. d' (Bernard d')

Espagnat, B. d' (Bernard d'), 1921-

Espagnat, Bernard de 1921-2015

Бернар д'Эспанья французский физик-теоретик, доктор философских наук

デスパーニア, B.