Why More Is Different: Philosophical Issues in Condensed Matter Physics and Complex Systems (The Frontiers Collection)

Why More Is Different: Philosophical Issues in Condensed Matter Physics and Complex Systems (The Frontiers Collection)


The physics of condensed topic, not like quantum physics or cosmology, isn't ordinarily linked to deep philosophical questions. even if, as technology - mostly due to extra strong desktops - turns into able to analysing and modelling ever extra advanced many-body structures, easy questions of philosophical relevance come up. questions about the emergence of constitution, the character of cooperative behaviour, the results of the second one legislations, the quantum-classical transition and plenty of different concerns. This publication is a suite of essays via prime physicists and philosophers. every one investigates a number of of those concerns, employing examples from smooth condensed subject examine. Physicists and philosophers alike will locate astonishing and stimulating principles in those pages.

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