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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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A work in feminist science studies presented as a component of understanding the science itself, in this case, quantum physics. This work elaborates the theory of agential realism, extending and revising Bohr's philosophical views in light of scholarship in physics, science studies, and the philosophy of science.
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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.
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A theoretical physicist and feminist theorist, Karen Barad elaborates her theory of agential realism, a schema that is at once a new epistemology, ontology, and ethics.  Read more...

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