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After physics

Author: David Z Albert
Publisher: Cambridge Harvard University Press 2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Harvard University Press paperback editionView all editions and formats
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After Physics presents ambitious new essays about some of the deepest questions at the foundations of physics, by the physicist and philosopher David Albert. The book's title alludes to the close connections between physics and metaphysics, much in evidence throughout these essays. It also alludes to the work of imagining what it would be like for the project of physical science - considered as an investigation into  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Z Albert
ISBN: 067497087X 9780674731264 0674731263 9780674970878
OCLC Number: 1002229685
Description: ix, 181 Seiten
Contents: Physics and chance --
The difference between the past and the future --
The past-hypothesis and knowledge of the external world --
The technique of significables --
Physics and narrative --
Quantum mechanics and life --
Primitive ontology --
Probability in the everett picture.
Responsibility: David Z Albert.

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Here the philosopher and physicist David Z Albert argues, among other things, that the difference between past and future can be understood as a mechanical phenomenon of nature and that quantum  Read more...

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This work will influentially speak [to advanced students in both philosophy and physics].--P. D. Skiff"Choice" (07/01/2015) Valuable for readers seriously interested in scientific Read more...

 
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