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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 ambitious book is the first extended analysis of the intricate relationships between relativity theory, quantum mechanics, and Whitehead's cosmology. Michael Epperson illuminates the intersection of science and philosophy in Whitehead's work-and details Whitehead's attempts to fashion an ontology coherent with quantum anomalies.Including a nonspecialist introduction to quantum mechanics, Epperson adds an essential new dimension to our understanding of Whitehead-and of the constantly enriching encounter between science and philosophy in our century.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. PREFACE
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. 1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-22
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  1. I. The Philosophical Implications of Quantum Mechanics
  2. pp. 23-38
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  1. 2. The Ontological Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics
  2. pp. 25-60
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  1. 3. The Evolution of Actuality to Probability
  2. pp. 61-104
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  1. Interlude: The Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead
  2. pp. 105-116
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  1. II. Quantum Mechanics and Whitehead's Metaphysical Scheme
  2. pp. 117-132
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  1. 4. The Correlation of Quantum Mechanics and Whitehead's Philosophy
  2. pp. 119-163
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  1. 5. Spatiotemporal Extension
  2. pp. 164-221
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  1. 6. Summary and Outlook
  2. pp. 222-243
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  1. APPENDIX
  2. pp. 245-246
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  1. WORKS CITED
  2. pp. 247-250
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  1. INDEX
  2. pp. 251-263
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780823250219
Related ISBN
9780823223190
MARC Record
OCLC
798793732
Pages
256
Launched on MUSE
2013-05-20
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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