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Form and actuality

Bitbol, Michel (2002) Form and actuality. M. Mugur-Schächter & A. Van der Merwe (eds.), Quantum mechanics, mathematics, cognition and action. pp. 389-430. ISSN 978-0-306-48144-4

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Physics could be defined, inter alia, as a systematic attempt at pushing actuality aside and bringing form to the fore. On the other hand, the formal descriptions which are the theoretical end-products of physics have to connect somewhere with actuality. Having to connect with actuality but holding no appropriate counterpart of actuality in it: such is the particularity of physics. As a consequence, many well-known enigma (from the quantum measurement problem to the issue of subjective vs. objective entropy ) appear as paradoxes OF physics rather than just difficulties IN physics.


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Bitbol, Michelmichel.bitbol@ens.fr
Keywords: Objectivity, experiments, experience, quantum physics, statistical physics, cognitive science
Subjects: General Issues > Experimentation
Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
General Issues > Theory/Observation
Depositing User: Prof. Michel Bitbol
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2016 15:15
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2016 15:15
Item ID: 11987
Journal or Publication Title: M. Mugur-Schächter & A. Van der Merwe (eds.), Quantum mechanics, mathematics, cognition and action
Publisher: Kluwer
Subjects: General Issues > Experimentation
Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
General Issues > Theory/Observation
Date: 2002
Page Range: pp. 389-430
ISSN: 978-0-306-48144-4
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11987

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