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By Timothy E. Eastman,Hank Keeton

ISBN-10: 0791459136

ISBN-13: 9780791459133

ISBN-10: 0791459144

ISBN-13: 9780791459140

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

Featuring discussions and discussion by way of fashionable scientists and philosophers, this e-book explores the wealthy interface of up to date physics and Whitehead-inspired procedure concept. The members percentage the conviction that quantum physics not just corroborates lots of Whitehead’s philosophical theses, yet is usually illuminated by way of them. hence, although differing in standpoint or emphasis, the contributions via Geoffrey bite, David Finkelstein, Henry Stapp and different scientists conceptually dovetail with these of Philip Clayton, Jorge Nobo, Yutaka Tanaka and different technique philosophers.

“Eastman and Keeton have edited a amazing choice of essays by way of famous scientists and philosophers motivated 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 ebook, a word list, bibliography, and an index improve the standard of this well-produced quantity … hugely recommended.” — CHOICE

“Without query this booklet comprises a few impressive and cutting-edge essays at the very serious problem of the relation among Whitehead’s philosophy and modern physics. it is a actually wanted addition to the turning out to be box of method stories and will good increase the general highbrow respectability of method pondering for a large swath of intelligentsia.” — George W. Shields, editor of method and research: Whitehead, Hartshorne, and the Analytic Tradition

“What excites me so much approximately this booklet is the hassle of best physicists to strengthen their reflections approximately physics via interplay with philosophy—primarily that of Whitehead. It additionally means that, after a protracted 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 method Studies

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

Timothy E. Eastman is staff supervisor for house technological know-how at NASA’s Goddard area Flight heart and a specialist in plasma technology and technology.

Hank Keeton is President of Keeton building company and earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy on the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.

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