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Meeting the universe halfway : quantum physics and the entanglement of matter and meaning

Author: Karen Michelle Barad
Publisher: Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2007.
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Extends and partially revises Bohr's philosophical views in light of scholarship in physics, science studies, and the philosophy of science as well as feminist, poststructuralist, and other critical  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Barad, Karen Michelle.
Meeting the universe halfway.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)752398777
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Michelle Barad
ISBN: 0822339013 9780822339014 082233917X 9780822339175
OCLC Number: 71189745
Description: xiii, 524 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Entangled beginnings. Introduction : the science and ethics of mattering ; Meeting the universe halfway ; Diffractions : differences, contingencies, and entanglements that matter --
pt. 2. Intra-actions matter. Niels Bohr's philosophy-physics : quantum physics and the nature of knowledge and reality ; Agential realism : how material-discursive practices matter --
pt. 3. Entanglements and re(con)figurations. Getting real : technoscientific practices and the materialization of reality ; Spacetime re(con)figurings : naturalcultural forces and changing topologies of power ; Quantum entanglements : experimental metaphysics and the nature of nature ; The ontology of knowing, the intra-activity of becoming, and the ethics of mattering --
Appendix A. Cascade experiment / by Alice Fulton --
Appendix B. The uncertainty principle is not the basis of Bohr's complementarity --
Appendix C. Controversy concerning the relationship between Bohr's principle of complementarity and Heisenberg's uncertainty principle.
Responsibility: Karen Barad.
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