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The Ultimate Constituents of the Material World: In Search of an Ontology for Fundamental Physics [Hardcover]

Meinard Kuhlmann


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August 31, 2010 3868380728 978-3868380729

Today, quantum field theory (QFT) is the best starting point for analyzing the fundamental building blocks of the material world. QFT yields a picture of the world that is at variance with central classical conceptions. The core of Kuhlmann’s investigation consists in the analysis of various ontological interpretations of QFT. Eventually, Kuhlmann proposes a dispositional trope ontology, according to which particularized properties and not things are the most basic entities.



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Meinard Kuhlmann is an associate professor at the University of Bremen.


 


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  • Hardcover: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Ontos Verlag (August 31, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3868380728
  • ISBN-13: 978-3868380729
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 6.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,890,601 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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