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The Resource Seeing double : shared identities in physics, philosophy, and literature, Peter Pesic

Seeing double : shared identities in physics, philosophy, and literature, Peter Pesic

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Seeing double : shared identities in physics, philosophy, and literature
Title
Seeing double
Title remainder
shared identities in physics, philosophy, and literature
Statement of responsibility
Peter Pesic
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The separateness and connection of individuals is perhaps the central question of human life: What, exactly, is my individuality? To what degree is it unique? To what degree can it be shared, and how? To the many philosophical and literary speculations about these topics over time, modern science has added the curious twist of quantum theory, which requires that the elementary particles of which everything consists have no individuality at all. All aspects of chemistry depend on this lack of individuality, as do many branches of physics. From where, then, does our individuality come?" "In Seeing Double, Peter Pesic invites readers to explore this intriguing set of questions. He draws on literary and historical examples that open the mind (from Homer to Martin Guerre to Kafka), philosophical analyses that have helped to make our thinking and speech more precise, and scientific work that has enabled us to characterize the phenomena of nature. Though he does not try to be all-inclusive, Pesic presents a broad range of ideas, building toward a specific point of view: that the crux of modern quantum theory is its clash with our ordinary concept of individuality. This represents a departure from the usual understanding of quantum theory. Pesic argues that what is bizarre about quantum theory becomes more intelligible as we reconsider what we mean by individuality and identity in ordinary experience. In turn, quantum identity opens a new perspective on us."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pesic, Peter
Dewey number
111/.82
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF697
LC item number
.P47 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Individuality
  • Psychology and literature
  • Psychology and philosophy
  • Philosophy and science
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • SCIENCE
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Individuality
  • Philosophy and science
  • Psychology and literature
  • Psychology and philosophy
  • Individualiteit
  • Persoonlijkheid
Label
Seeing double : shared identities in physics, philosophy, and literature, Peter Pesic
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-172) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Silence of the Sirens
  • Beyond Being
  • Commodity and Sacrament
  • The Ship of Theseus
  • Atoms and Monads
  • Secret Sharers
  • Distinguishability and Paradox
  • The Fields of Light
  • Entanglement
  • Identicality
Control code
51969840
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (184 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262281492
Lccn
2001041012
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1dnb4md
  • 6138
  • 9780262281492
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51969840
Label
Seeing double : shared identities in physics, philosophy, and literature, Peter Pesic
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-172) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Silence of the Sirens
  • Beyond Being
  • Commodity and Sacrament
  • The Ship of Theseus
  • Atoms and Monads
  • Secret Sharers
  • Distinguishability and Paradox
  • The Fields of Light
  • Entanglement
  • Identicality
Control code
51969840
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (184 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262281492
Lccn
2001041012
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1dnb4md
  • 6138
  • 9780262281492
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51969840

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