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The visible and the invisible : matter and mind in physics

Author: Wolfram Schommers
Publisher: Singapore ; River Edge, N.J. : World Scientific, ©1998.
Series: Series on the foundations of natural science and technology, vol. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book it is argued that there are obviously no theoretical conceptions of the world which are free of metaphysical elements. This is not only valid in connection with matter but also for the conceptions of space and time. The consequences in connection with modern conceptions of the world are outlined.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wolfram Schommers
ISBN: 9810231008 9789810231002
OCLC Number: 38478512
Description: xviii, 246 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. The Observable and the Non-Observable. 1.1. Experience. 1.2. Cosmos As a Collection of Matter in Space. 1.3. Elements of Quantitative Description. 1.4. Why Do Planets Move? 1.5. Summary and Final Remarks. 1.6. Matter and Maxwell Theory. 1.7. Consequences --
2. Structured Matter. 2.1. Elementary Matter. 2.2. Conventional Elementary Particles. 2.3. The Connection between the Theory of Relativity and Quantum Theory. 2.4. Superstrings and Twistors --
3. Levels of Reality. 3.1. Perception: How Does It Work? 3.2. Pictures of Reality. 3.3. Levels of Reality. 3.4. Everything Is in the Picture. 3.5. Generalization. 3.6. Overview --
4. Appearance. 4.1. Correlations in Space. 4.2. Examples of the Principle of Level-Analysis.
Series Title: Series on the foundations of natural science and technology, vol. 3.
Responsibility: Wolfram Schommers.

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