The Resource A model of the universe : space-time, probability, and decision, Storrs McCall

A model of the universe : space-time, probability, and decision, Storrs McCall

Label
A model of the universe : space-time, probability, and decision
Title
A model of the universe
Title remainder
space-time, probability, and decision
Statement of responsibility
Storrs McCall
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Storrs McCall presents an original philosophical theory of the nature of the universe based on a striking new model of its space-time structure. He shows that this theory can illuminate a wide variety of hitherto unresolved philosophical problems: these include the direction and flow of time, the nature of scientific laws, the interpretation of quantum mechanics, the definition of probability, counterfactual semantics, and the notions of identity, essential properties, deliberation, decision, and free will. A particular instance of the explanatory powers of the proposed space-time model is its account of quantum non-locality in the EPR and GHZ experiments. The fact that the model explains and throws light on such a broad range of problems constitutes strong evidence that the universe is as the model portrays it
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCall, Storrs
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BD511
LC item number
.M18 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cosmology
  • Metaphysics
  • Space and time
  • Probabilities
  • Free will and determinism
  • Cosmologie
  • Métaphysique
  • Espace et temps
  • Probabilités
  • Libre arbitre et déterminisme
  • Cosmology
  • Free will and determinism
  • Metaphysics
  • Probabilities
  • Space and time
  • Metafysica
  • Kosmologie
  • Ruimte-tijd-theorie
  • Waarschijnlijkheid (statistiek)
  • Determinisme
  • Métaphysique
  • Cosmologie
  • Espace et temps
  • Probabilités
Label
A model of the universe : space-time, probability, and decision, Storrs McCall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-322) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Model -- 2. The Direction and Flow of Time -- 3. Causation and Laws of Nature -- 4. An Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics -- 5. Probability -- 6. Conditionals -- 7. Individuals and Identity -- 8. Essential Properties -- 9. Decision and Free Will -- 10. Conclusion -- App. 1. The Topology of Branched Spaces -- App. 2. Branched Four-Dimensional Space-Time -- App. 3. A Branched Picture of Mermin's EPR Experiment -- App. 4. Probabilities of Conditionals Defined as Conditional Probabilities
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 328 p.
Isbn
9780198240532
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
93005378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28375399
  • (OCoLC)ocm28375399
Label
A model of the universe : space-time, probability, and decision, Storrs McCall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Model -- 2. The Direction and Flow of Time -- 3. Causation and Laws of Nature -- 4. An Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics -- 5. Probability -- 6. Conditionals -- 7. Individuals and Identity -- 8. Essential Properties -- 9. Decision and Free Will -- 10. Conclusion -- App. 1. The Topology of Branched Spaces -- App. 2. Branched Four-Dimensional Space-Time -- App. 3. A Branched Picture of Mermin's EPR Experiment -- App. 4. Probabilities of Conditionals Defined as Conditional Probabilities
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 328 p.
Isbn
9780198240532
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
93005378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28375399
  • (OCoLC)ocm28375399

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