Physics Meets Philosophy At The Planck Scale

Author: Craig Callender
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Was the first book to examine the exciting area of overlap between philosophy and quantum mechanics with chapters by leading experts from around the world.

Oxford Studies In Metaphysics

Author: Karen Bennett
Editor: Oxford Studies in Metaphysics
ISBN: 0198828195
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Much of the most interesting work in philosophy today is metaphysical in character. Oxford Studies in Metaphysics is a forum for the best new work in this flourishing field. OSM offers a broad view of the subject, featuring not only the traditionally central topics such as existence, identity, modality, time, and causation, but also the rich clusters of metaphysical questions in neighbouring fields, such as philsophy of mind and philosophy of science. Besides independent essays, volumes will often contain a critical essay on a recent book, or a symposium that allows participants to respond to one another's criticisms and questions. Anyone who wants to know what's happening in metaphysics can start here.

Lectures On Quantum Mechanics

Author: Philip L. Bowers
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108670792
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Quantum mechanics is one of the principle pillars of modern physics. It also remains a topic of great interest to mathematicians. Since its discovery it has inspired and been inspired by many topics within modern mathematics, including functional analysis and operator algebras, Lie groups, Lie algebras and their representations, principle bundles, distribution theory, and much more. Written with beginning graduate students in mathematics in mind, this book provides a thorough treatment of (nonrelativistic) quantum mechanics in a style that is leisurely, without the usual theorem-proof grammar of pure mathematics, while remaining mathematically honest. The author takes the time to fully develop the required mathematics and employs a consistent mathematical presentation to clarify the often-confusing notation of physics texts. Along the way the reader encounters several topics requiring more advanced mathematics than found in many discussions of the subject, making for a fascinating course in how mathematics and physics interact.

Evolutionary Causation

Author: Tobias Uller
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262039923
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A comprehensive treatment of the concept of causation in evolutionary biology that makes clear its central role in both historical and contemporary debates. Most scientific explanations are causal. This is certainly the case in evolutionary biology, which seeks to explain the diversity of life and the adaptive fit between organisms and their surroundings. The nature of causation in evolutionary biology, however, is contentious. How causation is understood shapes the structure of evolutionary theory, and historical and contemporary debates in evolutionary biology have revolved around the nature of causation. Despite its centrality, and differing views on the subject, the major conceptual issues regarding the nature of causation in evolutionary biology are rarely addressed. This volume fills the gap, bringing together biologists and philosophers to offer a comprehensive, interdisciplinary treatment of evolutionary causation. Contributors first address biological motivations for rethinking evolutionary causation, considering the ways in which development, extra-genetic inheritance, and niche construction challenge notions of cause and process in evolution, and describing how alternative representations of evolutionary causation can shed light on a range of evolutionary problems. Contributors then analyze evolutionary causation from a philosophical perspective, considering such topics as causal entanglement, the commingling of organism and environment, and the relationship between causation and information. Contributors John A. Baker, Lynn Chiu, David I. Dayan, Renée A. Duckworth, Marcus W Feldman, Susan A. Foster, Melissa A. Graham, Heikki Helanterä, Kevin N. Laland, Armin P. Moczek, John Odling-Smee, Jun Otsuka, Massimo Pigliucci, Arnaud Pocheville, Arlin Stoltzfus, Karola Stotz, Sonia E. Sultan, Christoph Thies, Tobias Uller, Denis M. Walsh, Richard A. Watson

Acta Physica Polonica

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Philosophy Of Science

Author: Afsar Abbas
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Based on the lectures delivered at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla in November 2004.

Philosophy In Science

Author: Anthony O'Hear
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The Oxford Handbook Of Philosophy Of Time

Author: Craig Callender
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191617245
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As the study of time has flourished in the physical and human sciences, the philosophy of time has come into its own as a lively and diverse area of academic research. Philosophers investigate not just the metaphysics of time, and our experience and representation of time, but the role of time in ethics and action, and philosophical issues in the sciences of time, especially with regard to quantum mechanics and relativity theory. This Handbook presents twenty-three specially written essays by leading figures in their fields: it is the first comprehensive collaborative study of the philosophy of time, and will set the agenda for future work.

Proceedings Of The 46th Workshop Of The Infn Eloisatron Project

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Beyond Spacetime

Author: Nick Huggett
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110847702X
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A collection of essays discussing the philosophy and foundations of quantum gravity. Written by leading philosophers and physicists in the field, chapters cover the important conceptual questions in the search for a quantum theory of gravity, and the current state of understanding among philosophers and physicists.

Computing Anticipatory Systems

Author: D. M. Dubois
Editor: American Institute of Physics
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The scope of these proceedings is the study, research, and development in the new frontier of science dealing with the paradigm of computing anticipatory systems. A computing anticipatory system is a system which computes its current states in taking into account its anticipatory states. Strong anticipation refers to an anticipation of events built by or embedded in a system. Weak anticipation refers to an anticipation of events predicted or forecast from a model of a system. These proceedings include all the papers by invited speakers who received awards at CASYS'03 as well as a selection of invited papers. Topics include: relativity, quantum mechanics and biophysical systems; anticipatory systems, adaptation and hyperincursion; mathematical models, chaos and soft computing; logic, algorithms and computing systems; living systems, evolution and cognitive models; decision support, enterprise and management models and control systems, simulation and chaos.

Quantum Theory

Author: Guillaume Adenier
Editor: American Institute of Physics
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This Växjö conference was devoted to the reconsideration of quantum foundations. Due to increasing research in quantum information theory, especially on quantum computing and cryptography, many questions regarding the foundations of quantum mechanics, which have long been considered to be exclusively of philosophical interest, nowadays play an important role in theoretical and experimental quantum physics.

Our Living Multiverse

Author: Fred Adams
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Ultimate Reality And Meaning

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Visions Of What We Know

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Consciousness And Learning Research

Author: Susan K. Turrini
Editor: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
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Consciousness is a quality of the mind generally regarded to comprise such as subjectivity, self-awareness, sentience, sapience, and the ability to perceive the relationship between oneself and one's environment. It is a subject of much research in philosophy of mind, psychology, neurology, and cognitive science. This book gathers a compilation of new and significant research on many facets of consciousness research. These include memory studies, evolution of consciousness, paranormal experiences, phenomenal consciousness, meditation, human emotion and psychopathology.

Semiclassical Gravitation Theory

Author: James Mattingly
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N Body Gravitational Problem

Author: Karel Havel
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"This is based on the previously published e-books of the same author: N Bodies -- no problem : unrestricted two and three dimensional solutions (first edition February 2005; second expanded edition September 2005) and N-body Gravitational Problem: Unrestricted Solution (June 2007)"--

Introducing Time

Author: Craig Callender
Editor: Totem Books
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This title is now available in a new format. Refer to Time: A Graphic Guide 9781848311206.