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Constituting objectivity : transcendental perspectives on modern physics

Author: Michel Bitbol; Pierre Kerszberg; Jean Petitot
Publisher: [Dordrecht] : Springer, ©2009.
Series: University of Western Ontario series in philosophy of science, v. 74.
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In recent years, many philosophers of modern physics came to the conclusion that the problem of how objectivity is constituted (rather than merely given) can no longer be avoided, and therefore that a transcendental approach in the spirit of Kant is now philosophically relevant. The usual excuse for skipping this task is that the historical form given by Kant to transcendental epistemology has been challenged by  Read more...
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Constituting objectivity.
[Dordrecht] : Springer, ©2009
(OCoLC)276648398
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michel Bitbol; Pierre Kerszberg; Jean Petitot
ISBN: 9781402095108 1402095104 9781402095092 1402095090
OCLC Number: 341597738
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 544 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction / Michel Bitbol, Pierre Kerszberg, and Jean Petitot --
pt. I, Historical survey of transcendental readings of physics. A, Kant and Newtonian mechanics. Newton and Kant on absolute space : from theology to transcendental philosophy / Michael Friedman ; On Kant's transcendental account of Newtonian mechanics / Pierre Kerszberg ; B, The relativized a prior : Cassirer and the founders of logical positivism. Ernst Cassirer : open constitution by functional a priori and symbolical structuring / Christiane Schmitz-Rigal ; On the transposition of the substantial into the functional : bringing Cassirer's philosophy of quantum mechanics into the twenty-first century / Angelo Cei and Steven French ; Mortiz Schlick : between synthetic a priori judgment and conventionalism / Christian Bonnet and Ronan de Calan ; Carnap's relativised a priori and ontology / Paolo Parrini. pt. II, Transcendental epistemologies and modern physics. A, General issues : concepts and principles. The transcendental domain of physics / Rom Harré ; Determinism, determination, and objectivity in modern physics and in quantum physics / Peter Mittelstaedt ; Laws of nature : the Kantian approach / Giovanni Boniolo ; The transcendental role of the principle of anticipations of perception in quantum mechanics / Patricia Kauark-Leite ; Can the principle of least action be considered a relativized a priori? / Michael Stöltzner ; A critical account of physical reality / Brigitte Falkenburg ; B, The scientific revolutions of the twentieth century and beyond. B.1, Relativity and cosmology. Einstein, Kant, and the relativized a priori / Michael Friedman ; A cognizable universe : transcendental arguments in physical cosmology / Yuri Balashov ; Hermann Weyl and "first philosophy" : constituting gauge invariance / Thomas Ryckman ; B.2, Quantum mechanics : history. Old wine enriched in new bottles : Kantian flavors in Bohr's viewpoint of complementarity / Steen Brock ; A transcendental account of correspondence and complementarity / Hernán Pringe ; The convergence of transcendental philosophy and quantum physics : Grete Henry-Hermann's 1935 pioneering proposal / Léna Soler. B.3, Quantum mechanics : ideas. Decoherence and the constitution of objectivity / Michel Bitbol ; The entangled roots of objective knowledge / Stefano Osnaghi ; Can classical description of physical reality be considered complete? / Gabriel Catren ; B.4, Beyond relativity and quantum mechanics. A view of symbolic structure of modern physics / Ion-Olimpiu Stamatescu ; Symbolic constructions in quantum field theory / Hans Günter Dosch, Volkhard F. Müller and Norman Sieroka ; Noncommutative geometry and transcendental physics / Jean Petitot --
pt. III, Debate about the relevance of transcendental epistemology for modern physics : transcendentalism, empiricism and realism. Can empiricism leave its realism behind? Toward a dialogue with transcendentalists / Bas C. van Fraassen ; A physicist's approach to Kant / Bernard d'Espagnat ; Structural realism and abductive-transcendental arguments / Holger Lyre ; Provisional knowledge / Paul Teller.
Series Title: University of Western Ontario series in philosophy of science, v. 74.
Responsibility: Michel Bitbol, Pierre Kerszberg, Jean Petitot, editors.

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