Interpreting Physics Language and the Classical Quantum Divide pdf
Interpreting Physics Language and the Classical Quantum Divide pdf : Pages 270
By Edward MacKinnon
Series: Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science 289
Publisher: Springer Netherlands, Year: 2012
in the interpretation of quantum mechanics. Yet, it is utterly unlike any other book
written on the interpretation of quantum mechanics. This introduction gives a preliminary account of the reasons for the novel approach.
This book is the first to offer a systematic account of the role of language in the development and interpretation of physics. An historical-conceptual analysis of the co-evolution of mathematical and physical concepts leads to the classical/quatum interface. Bohrian orthodoxy stresses the indispensability of classical concepts and the functional role of mathematics. This book analyses ways of extending, and then going beyond this orthodoxy . Finally, the book analyzes how a revised interpretation of physics impacts on basic philosophical issues: conceptual revolutions, realism, and reductionism.