Philosophy and Logic of Quantum Physics: An Investigation of the Metaphysical and Logical Implications of Quantum Physics (Philosophische Grundlagen d

Philosophy and Logic of Quantum Physics: An Investigation of the Metaphysical and Logical Implications of Quantum Physics (Philosophische Grundlagen d

By: Jan Philipp Dapprich (author), Annika Schuster (author)Hardback

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Description

The book investigates the ontology and logic of quantum physics. The first part discusses the relationship of theory and observation and different views on the ontological status of scientific theories. It introduces the fundamentals of quantum mechanics and some of its interpretations and their compatibility with various ontological positions. In the second part, implications of quantum mechanics on classical logic, especially on the distributive law and bivalence, as discussed by Garrett Birkhoff & John von Neumann (1936) and Hilary Putnam (1968), and their counterarguments are reconstructed and discussed. It is concluded that classical logic is sufficient for dealing with quantum mechanical propositions.

About Author

Jan Philipp Dapprich studied physics and philosophy at Heinrich-Heine-University, Dusseldorf. Annika Schuster studied philosophy at Heinrich-Heine-University, Dusseldorf.

Contents

Contents: Interpretations of quantum mechanics - Theory and observation - Ontology - Collapse interpretation - Modal interpretation - Observables - Value definiteness - Distributive law - Quantum logic - Classical logic.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9783631667255
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 134
  • ID: 9783631667255
  • weight: 280
  • ISBN10: 3631667256
  • edition: New edition

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