Philosophy and Logic of Quantum Physics
An Investigation of the Metaphysical and Logical Implications of Quantum PhysicsBook - 2016
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.
Publisher: Frankfurt am Main [Germany] ;, New York :, Peter Lang Edition,, 2016
Call Number: 530.1201 D239p
Characteristics: 134 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm