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By Timothy E. Eastman

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

Featuring discussions and discussion by way of renowned scientists and philosophers, this publication explores the wealthy interface of latest physics and Whitehead-inspired strategy inspiration. The members proportion the conviction that quantum physics not just corroborates a lot of Whitehead's philosophical theses, yet is additionally illuminated by means of them. hence, even though differing in standpoint or emphasis, the contributions through 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 number of essays via famous scientists and philosophers encouraged by way of the method philosophy of A. N. Whitehead … An creation via the sequence editor, dialogues on the finish of every a part of the e-book, a word list, bibliography, and an index improve the standard of this well-produced quantity … hugely recommended." — CHOICE

"Without query this publication includes a few striking and state of the art essays at the very serious problem of the relation among Whitehead's philosophy and modern physics. this can be a really wanted addition to the becoming box of technique reports and should good increase the final highbrow respectability of strategy pondering for a large swath of intelligentsia." — George W. Shields, editor of Process and research: Whitehead, Hartshorne, and the Analytic Tradition

"What excites me so much approximately this booklet is the trouble of top physicists to increase their reflections approximately physics via interplay with philosophy—primarily that of Whitehead. It additionally means that, after an extended 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, middle for technique Studies

"This booklet is filled with unforeseen insights, new principles, and valuable feedback. there's additionally a desirable juxtaposition of philosophical and clinical viewpoints." — Pete A. Y. Gunter, editor of Creativity in George Herbert Mead

Contributors comprise Geoffrey F. chunk, Philip Clayton, Joseph E. Earley Sr., Timothy E. Eastman, David Ritz Finkelstein, Niels Viggo Hansen, John A. Jungerman, Hank Keeton, Shimon Malin, Jorge Luis Nobo, Franz G. Riffert, Joe Rosen, Henry P. Stapp, and Yutaka Tanaka.

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