The Conscious Universe. - Parts and Wholes in Physical Reality, 2nd edition (Broché)

Menas Kafatos, Robert Nadeau

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This book explores the implications for physics and philosophy of a strange new fact of nature: that particles can be "entangled", over enormous distances, and that measurements made on such entangled particles in one place can have an instantaneous effect in another. Such interactions seem to (but actually do not, as the authors show) violate the principle that nothing can move faster than the speed of light, which is why Einstein called them "spooky interactions at a distance." The authors provide the necessary background to understand these "nonlocal" interactions, and explain the experiments that confirmed their existence. They discuss how the nonlocal depend on the fundamental complementarity of natural phenomena, such as the wave-particle duality. They go on to show that the results have profound implications for our understanding of the foundations of physics and for our view of the universe. In particular, they argue that consciousness can no longer be divorced from our understanding of the way nature works, and they illustrate this new epistemological approach with an attempt to resolve some ambiguities in our view of the origin and evolution of the universe.
    • Two Small Clouds: The Emergence of a New Physics
    • The Strange New World of the Quantum: Wave-Particle Dualism
    • Confronting a New Fact of Nature: Bell's Theorem and the Aspect and Gisin Experiments
    • Changing the Rules: A New Epistemology of Science
    • The Logic of Nature: Complementary and the New Biology
    • Ancient Whispers: The Expanding Universe
    • The Emergence of a New Vision: The Unfolding Universe
    • Quantum Ontologies: Metaphysics in Modern Physics
    • The Ceremony of Innocence: Physics, Metaphysics, and the Dialog between Science and Religion
    • Horizons of Knowledge in Cosmological Models.
  • Date de parution : 25/04/2000
  • Editeur : Springer
  • ISBN : 0-387-98865-3
  • EAN : 9780387988658
  • Présentation : Broché
  • Nb. de pages : 183 pages
  • Poids : 0.295 Kg
  • Dimensions : 15,6 cm × 23,5 cm × 1,0 cm

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