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Quantum Mechanics and the Philosophy of Alfred North
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Quantum Mechanics and the Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead

Michael Epperson

Abstract

In Process and Reality and other works, Alfred North Whitehead struggled to come to terms with the impact the new science of quantum mechanics would have on metaphysics. This book is the first extended analysis of the intricate relationships between relativity theory, quantum mechanics, and Whitehead's cosmology. Illuminated here is the intersection of science and philosophy in Whitehead's work, and details of Whitehead's attempts to fashion an ontology coherent with quantum anomalies. Including a non-specialist introduction to quantum mechanics, ... More

Keywords: Process and Reality, Alfred North Whitehead, quantum mechanics, metaphysics, relativity theory, cosmology, science, philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780823223190
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823223190.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Epperson, author
Department of Philosophy at California State University Sacramento

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