Interpreting Physics: Language and the Classical/Quantum Divide by Edward MacKinnonInterpreting Physics: Language and the Classical/Quantum Divide by Edward MacKinnon

Interpreting Physics: Language and the Classical/Quantum Divide

byEdward MacKinnon

Paperback | January 26, 2014

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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.
Title:Interpreting Physics: Language and the Classical/Quantum DivideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:270 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.1 inPublished:January 26, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400795769

ISBN - 13:9789400795761

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Table of 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.