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

Author: Karen Michelle Barad
Publisher: Durham ; London : Duke University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Michelle Barad
ISBN: 9780822339014 0822339013 9780822339175 082233917X
OCLC Number: 751499279
Description: XIII, [3], 524 s. : il. ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface and Acknowledgments ixPart I. Entangled Beginnings Introduction: The Science and Ethics of Mattering 31. Meeting the Universe Halfway 392. Diffractions: Differences, Contingencies, and Entanglements That Matter 71Part II. Intra-Actions Matter 3. Niels Bohr's Philosophy-Physics: Quantum Physics and the Nature of Knowledge and Reality 974. Agential Realism: How Material-Discursive Practices Matter 132Part III. Entanglements and Re(Con)figurations 5. Getting Real: Technoscientific Practices and the Materialization of Reality 1896. Spacetime Re(con)figurings: Naturalcultural Forces and Changing Topologies of Power 2237. Quantum Entanglements: Experimental Metaphysics and the Nature of Nature 2478. The Ontology of Knowing, the Intra-activity of Becoming, and the Ethics of Mattering 353Appendix A. Cascade Experiment, by Alice Fulton 397Appendix B. The Uncertainty Principle is Not the Basis of Bohr's Complementarity 399Appendix C. Controversy concerning the Relationship between Bohr's Principle of Complementarity and Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle 402Notes 405References 477Index 493
Responsibility: Karen Barad.

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