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After Physics

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$19.50 • £15.95 • €17.50

ISBN 9780674970878

Publication Date: 10/10/2016

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192 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

10 halftones

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Valuable for readers seriously interested in scientific metaphysics… Albert offers a piercing analysis of modern physics.—David Kordahl, The Los Angeles Review of Books

This work will influentially speak [to advanced students in both philosophy and physics].—P. D. Skiff, Choice

After Physics consists of eight brilliant essays in Albert’s inimitable style exploring connections between fundamental physical theories (in particular quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics) and central issues in metaphysics and epistemology. It will stimulate a great deal of discussion among those interested in matters on the border between physics and philosophy.—Barry Loewer, Rutgers University

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