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By Dean Rickles

Introducing the reader to the very most up-to-date advancements within the philosophical foundations of physics, this ebook covers complicated fabric at a degree compatible for newbie and intermediate scholars. a close evaluate is supplied of the vital debates within the philosophy of quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, quantum computation, and quantum gravity. every one bankruptcy includes a 'state of the artwork' evaluation written by means of a expert within the box and introduces the reader to the correct formal features in addition to the philosophical implications. those, and some of the interpretive thoughts, are built in a self-contained, transparent, and concise demeanour. specific care is given to situating the reader in the modern debates by means of delivering a number of references and readings. This booklet hence permits either philosophers and physicists to have interaction with the main urgent difficulties in modern philosophy of physics in a fruitful way.

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