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From Physics to Metaphysics

From Physics to Metaphysics

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  • Date Published: September 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521589666

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  • Drawn from the Tarner lectures delivered in Cambridge in 1993, this book deals with the ultimate nature of reality, and how this is revealed by modern physical theories such as relativity and quantum theory. The author examines subjectivity in science, and defends the objectivity and rationality of science against the views of relativists and social constructionists. An engaging discussion on the role of modern physics, including relativity theory, quantum theory and statistical mechanics, this book will interest popular science readers as well as students and professionals.

    • Extracted from the 1993 Cambridge Tarner lectures
    • A non-technical introduction to modern physical theories, such as relativity and quantum theory and their physical significance
    • Encompasses discussion concerning the interrelatedness of physics and metaphysics
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    "...interesting as a summary of the difficult ideas..." New Scientist

    "...a good introduction to this end of the contemporary spectrum of epistemology of science...should be included in introductory science courses." Choice

    "From Physics to Metaphysics is a delicious sampler for nonspecialists. The whole, or individual chapters, should work splendidly in a variety of survey courses. Redhead is remarkably accessible... In the end, Redhead makes a good case for his view that `physics and metaphysics blend into a seamless whole, each enriching the other, and that in very truth neither can progress without the other'(87)." Paul Teller, The Philosophical Review

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    • Date Published: September 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521589666
    • length: 108 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 127 x 7 mm
    • weight: 0.13kg
    • contains: 11 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Introduction
    1. Isms and schisms
    2. Science and subjectivity
    3. Experimental metaphysics
    4. Theories of 'Everything'.

  • Author

    Michael Redhead, University of Cambridge

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