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Physical (A)Causality : Determinism, Randomness and Uncaused Events

Author: Karl Svozil
Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint : Springer, 2018.
Series: Fundamental theories of physics, 192.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book addresses the physical phenomenon of events that seem to occur spontaneously and without any known cause. These are to be contrasted with events that happen in a (pre- )determined, predictable, lawful, and causal way. All our knowledge is based on self-reflexive theorizing, as well as on operational means of empirical perception. Some of the questions  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karl Svozil
ISBN: 9783319708157 3319708155 9783319708140 3319708147
OCLC Number: 1041487879
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Contents: Part I Embedded observers, reflexive perception and representation: Intrinsic and extrinsic observation mode --
Embedded observers and self-expression --
Reflexive measurement --
Intrinsic self-representation --
Part II Provable unknowns: On what is entirely hopeless --
Forecasting and unpredictability --
Induction by rule inference --
Other types of recursion theoretic unknowables --
What if there are no laws? Emergence of laws --
Part III Quantum unknowns: "Shut up and calculate" --
Evolution by permutation --
Quantum mechanics in a nutshell --
Quantum oracles --
Vacuum fluctuations --
Radioactive decay --
Part IV Exotic unknowns: Classical continua and infinities --
Classical (in)determinism --
Deterministic chaos --
Partition logics, finite automata and generalized urn models --
Part V Transcendence: Miracles --
Dualistic interfaces --
Part VI Executive summary: Executive summary --
Appendix A: Formal (in)computability and randomness --
B: Two particle correlations and expectations.
Series Title: Fundamental theories of physics, 192.
Responsibility: by Karl Svozil.
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