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Interpreting Physics

Interpreting Physics

Language and the Classical/Quantum Divide

by Edward MacKinnon
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Publication Date: 23/11/2011
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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 to the classical/quatum interface. Bohrian orthodoxy stresses the indispensability of classical concepts and the functional role of mathematics. This book analyses 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.
ISBN:
9789400723689
9789400723689
Category:
Physics
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
23-11-2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
Springer
Country of origin:
Netherlands
Pages:
270
Dimensions (mm):
235x155x17mm
Weight:
0.59kg

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