Quantum Mechanics: And the Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead Reprint Edition, Kindle Edition

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Editorial Reviews


Epperson has done a wonderful job showing what one of the most detailed metaphysical theories of the 20th century--Whitehead's philosophy of process--contributes to the interpretation of quantum mechanics. The book is highly recommended to anybody interested in quantum physics.
Frank Hattich - Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics

Epperson's book is a clear and concerted effort to show how quantum mechanics slips neatly into the clothes of Whitehead's conceptual scheme...that the decoherence theories of Zurek, Gell-Mann, Omnès and others fit well with Whitehead's scheme of the genesis ('becoming') of his events ('actual occasions').

Peter Simons - Metascience

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.
Joseph Earley, Sr. - The Review of Metaphysics

About the Author

Michael Epperson did his doctoral work at The University of Chicago (Ph.D., 2003) under the direction of philosopher David Tracy and physicist Peter Hodgson, Head of the Nuclear Physics Theoretical Group at the University of Oxford.
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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