Philosophy and Logic of Quantum Physics: An Investigation of the Metaphysical and Logical Implications of Quantum Physics (Philosophische Grundlagen Der Wissenschaften Und Ihrer Anwen #5) (Hardcover)

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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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9783631667255
ISBN-10: 3631667256
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der W
Publication Date: December 16th, 2015
Pages: 134
Language: English
Series: Philosophische Grundlagen Der Wissenschaften Und Ihrer Anwen