Quantum Language and the Migration of Scientific Concepts pdf
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By Jennifer Burwell
Quantum Physics, Nuclear Discourse, and the Cultural Migration of Scientific Concepts
The principles of quantum physics―and the strange phenomena they describe―are represented most precisely in highly abstract algebraic equations. Why, then, did these mathematically driven concepts compel founders of the field, particularly Erwin Schrödinger, Niels Bohr, and Werner Heisenberg, to spend so much time reflecting on ontological, epistemological, and linguistic concerns? What is it about quantum concepts that appeals to latter-day Eastern mystics, poststructuralist critics, and get-rich-quick schemers? How did their interpretations and misinterpretations of quantum phenomena reveal their own priorities? In this book, Jennifer Burwell examines these questions and considers what quantum phenomena―in the context of the founders’ debates over how to describe them―reveal about the relationship between everyday experience, perception, and language.
Publisher: MIT Press, Year: 2018