The Resource Interpreting Physics : Language and the Classical/Quantum Divide, by Edward MacKinnon, (electronic resource)

Interpreting Physics : Language and the Classical/Quantum Divide, by Edward MacKinnon, (electronic resource)

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Interpreting Physics : Language and the Classical/Quantum Divide
Title
Interpreting Physics
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Language and the Classical/Quantum Divide
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by Edward MacKinnon
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eng
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This book is the first to offer a systematic account of the role of language in the development and interpretation of physics. An historical-conceptual analysis of the co-evolution of mathematical and physical concepts leads ti the classical/quatum interface. Bohrian orthodoxy stresses the indispensability of classical concepts and the functional role of mathematics. We analyze ways of extending and then going beyond this orthodoxy orthodoxy. Finally, the book analyzes how a revised interpretation of physics impacts on basic philosophical issues: conceptual revolutions, realism, and reductionism
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Mackinnon, Edward
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B67
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non fiction
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Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science,
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289
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  • Philosophy (General)
  • Science
  • Science
  • Physics
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Physics, general
  • History of Science
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Interpreting Physics : Language and the Classical/Quantum Divide, by Edward MacKinnon, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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Contents
Preface -- 1. A Philosphical Overview -- 2. From Categories to Quantative Concepts,- 3. The Unification of Classical Physics -- 4. Classical Physics -- 5. Orthodox Quantum Mechanics -- 6. Beyond a Minimal Basis -- 7. Interpreting Physics
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XIV, 270 p.
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9789400723696
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computer
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10.1007/978-94-007-2369-6
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(DE-He213)978-94-007-2369-6
Label
Interpreting Physics : Language and the Classical/Quantum Divide, by Edward MacKinnon, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- 1. A Philosphical Overview -- 2. From Categories to Quantative Concepts,- 3. The Unification of Classical Physics -- 4. Classical Physics -- 5. Orthodox Quantum Mechanics -- 6. Beyond a Minimal Basis -- 7. Interpreting Physics
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XIV, 270 p.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9789400723696
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-007-2369-6
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-94-007-2369-6

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