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After Physics

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PAPERBACK

$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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  • Preface
  • 1. Physics and Chance
  • 2. The Difference between the Past and the Future
  • 3. The Past Hypothesis and Knowledge of the External World
  • 4. The Technique of Significables
  • 5. Physics and Narrative
  • 6. Quantum Mechanics and Everyday Life
  • 7. Primitive Ontology
  • 8. Probability in the Everett Picture
  • Index

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