- File Size: 5477 KB
- Print Length: 279 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0823223191
- Publisher: Fordham University Press; Reprint edition (September 18, 2018)
- Publication Date: August 8, 2019
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07K54914Z
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #203,969 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Quantum Mechanics: And the Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead Reprint Edition, Kindle Edition
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This book explores the relationships between Whiteheadian philosophy and quantum mechanics in quite significant detail (including discussion of all nine Categorial Obligations!) Background needed to understand technical aspects of either physics or of Whitehead's philosophy are concisely reviewed.
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About the Author
Epperson is the founder and director of the Center for Philosophy and the Natural Sciences at California State University, Sacramento and is a Research Professor in the Department of Philosophy and the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. He is Principal Investigator of his current research project, "Foundations of Relational Realism: Logical Causality, Intrinsic Decoherence, and a Category-Theoretic Mereotopological Model of Quantum Spacetime," funded by grants from the Fetzer-Franklin Fund and the John Templeton Foundation/CTNS STARS program.
Epperson's philosophical interests also include ethics and just war theory, and his work in these areas includes the 2005 documentary film, The 11th Day, (writer, producer) which chronicles the story of the Cretan civilian resistance against German occupation in World War II. The documentary received critical acclaim in publications including The Chicago Tribune, Canada's National Post, The Sacramento Bee, and Newsday. Exhibitions have included a special advance screening requested by members of the United States Congress in 2004, held at the Capitol, and at the British Embassy in Athens, Greece in 2009.
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After being blown away by "A Key to Whitehead's Process and Reality", whether or not ANW's masterpiece could actually explain this enigmatic theory was the acid test of its value.
This book lays out that interpretation simply and thoroughly. Even if you don't truck much with linear algebra, bra-ket vector notation, etc., the diagrams and descriptions make the content easily accessible.
Epperson proves Feynman's famous quote wrong. The thrill of having such a lucid insight on deep reality has to be experienced, it cannot be described. You see a new magic in the working of the world and your experience in it.