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By Timothy E. Eastman

Leading students discover the connections among quantum physics and method philosophy.

Featuring discussions and discussion by means of well-known scientists and philosophers, this ebook explores the wealthy interface of up to date physics and Whitehead-inspired procedure suggestion. The members proportion the conviction that quantum physics not just corroborates a lot of Whitehead's philosophical theses, yet is usually illuminated by way of them. hence, notwithstanding differing in standpoint or emphasis, the contributions by way of Geoffrey bite, David Finkelstein, Henry Stapp and different scientists conceptually dovetail with these of Philip Clayton, Jorge Nobo, Yutaka Tanaka and different approach philosophers.

"Eastman and Keeton have edited a impressive choice of essays through popular scientists and philosophers stimulated by way of the method philosophy of A. N. Whitehead … An advent by way of the sequence editor, dialogues on the finish of every a part of the booklet, a word list, bibliography, and an index increase the standard of this well-produced quantity … hugely recommended." — CHOICE

"Without query this booklet includes a few remarkable and cutting-edge essays at the very major problem of the relation among Whitehead's philosophy and modern physics. it is a actually wanted addition to the growing to be box of technique reviews and will good increase the final highbrow respectability of method pondering for a large swath of intelligentsia." — George W. Shields, editor of Process and research: Whitehead, Hartshorne, and the Analytic Tradition

"What excites me such a lot approximately this e-book is the trouble of prime physicists to boost their reflections approximately physics via interplay with philosophy—primarily that of Whitehead. It additionally means that, after an extended hold up, state-of-the-art scientists realize the necessity of technological know-how for a few of Whitehead's seminal ideas." — John B. Cobb Jr., Founding Co-director, heart for procedure Studies

"This ebook is filled with unforeseen insights, new principles, and beneficial feedback. there's additionally a desirable juxtaposition of philosophical and clinical viewpoints." — Pete A. Y. Gunter, editor of Creativity in George Herbert Mead

Contributors contain Geoffrey F. bite, Philip Clayton, Joseph E. Earley Sr., Timothy E. Eastman, David Ritz Finkelstein, Niels Viggo Hansen, John A. Jungerman, Hank Keeton, Shimon Malin, Jorge Luis Nobo, Franz G. Riffert, Joe Rosen, Henry P. Stapp, and Yutaka Tanaka.

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