Michael Redhead From Physics to Metaphysics

ISBN 13: 9780511622847

From Physics to Metaphysics

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9780511622847: From Physics to Metaphysics

Drawn from the Tarner lectures delivered in Cambridge in 1993, this book deals with the ultimate nature of reality, and how this is revealed by modern physical theories such as relativity and quantum theory. The author examines subjectivity in science, and defends the objectivity and rationality of science against the views of relativists and social constructionists. An engaging discussion on the role of modern physics, including relativity theory, quantum theory and statistical mechanics, this book will interest popular science readers as well as students and professionals.

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Drawn from the Tarner lectures delivered in Cambridge in 1993, this study considers the ultimate nature of reality, and how it is revealed by modern physical theories such as relativity and quantum theory. It is an engaging discussion on the role of modern physics.

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The Book is drawn from the Tarner Lectures delivered in Cambridge in 1993. It is concerned with the ultimate nature of reality, and how this is revealed by modern physical theories such as relativity and quantum theory. The objectivity and rationality of science are defended against the views of relativists and social constructivists.

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