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Appearance and Reality - 98 edition

Appearance and Reality (ISBN10: 0195115155; ISBN13: 9780195115154)
ISBN13: 978-0195115154
ISBN10: 0195115155

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0195115147
ISBN10: 0195115147

Summary: Appearance and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Physics addresses quantum mechanics and relativity and their philosophical implications, focusing on whether these theories of modern physics can help us know nature as it really is, or only as it appears to us. The author clearly explains the foundational concepts and principles of both quantum mechanics and relativity and then uses them to argue that we can know more than mere appearances, and that we can ...show more know to some extent the way things really are. He argues that modern physics gives us reason to believe that we can know some things about the objective, real world, but he also acknowledges that we cannot know everything, which results in a position he calls realistic realism. This book is not a survey of possible philosophical interpretations of modern physics, nor does it leap from a caricature of the physics to some wildly alarming metaphysics. Instead, it is careful with the physics and true to the evidence in arriving at its own realistic conclusions. It presents the physics without mathematics, and makes extensive use of diagrams and analogies to explain important ideas. Engaging and accessible, Appearance and Reality serves as an ideal introduction for anyone interested in the intersection of philosophy and physics, including students in philosophy of physics and philosophy of science courses.

  • Covers both quantum mechanics and relativity
  • Argues for a philosophical conclusion about realism
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Edition/Copyright: 98
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 08/21/1997
International: No

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