Knowledge and Time

Authors: Primas, Hans

Editors: Atmanspacher, Harald (Ed.)

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  • A thought provoking book for philosophers, physicists and mathematicians
  • Challenges our notions of what it means to know something
  • Connects experience, knowledge and time by means of original arguments and careful formal analysis
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About this book

This is a unique volume by a unique scientist, which combines conceptual, formal, and engineering approaches in a way that is rarely seen. Its core is the relation between ways of learning and knowing on the one hand and different modes of time on the other. Partial Boolean logic and the associated notion of complementarity are used to express this relation, and mathematical tools of fundamental physics are used to formalize it. Along the way many central philosophical problems are touched and addressed, above all the mind-body problem. Completed only shortly before the death of the author, the text has been edited and annotated by the author's close collaborator Harald Atmanspacher.

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Hans Primas was professor of chemistry at ETH in Zurich, but also pursued his strong interests in psychology and philosophy, partly inspired by the work of C. G. Jung and Wolfgang Pauli. In addition he worked on the formulation and philosophy of quantum mechanics, particularly the measurement problem, on realism in quantum theory, and on emergence and reduction in the sciences in general.

Harald Atmanspacher is a staff member at the Collegium Helveticum of ETH Zurich. He gained his doctorate in Physics in 1986 at the University of Munich and worked until 1998 as researcher at the MPI for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching. Thereafter, until 2013, he headed the Theory Group of the IGPP in Freiburg. He lectures on interdisciplinary problems at ETH Zurich, and is a faculty member at the C.G. Jung Institute in K├╝smancht. He is president of the "Society for Mind-Matter Research" and editor of the international interdisciplinary journal "Mind and Matter". He has edited several books, in particular - with Hans Primas - the book "Recasting Reality" (Springer, 2009) about the philosophical ideas of Wolfgang Pauli.


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Knowledge and Time
Authors
Editors
  • Harald Atmanspacher
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-47370-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-47370-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-47369-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83722-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 427
Number of Illustrations
28 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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