Among the founding fathers of modern quantum physics few have contributed to our basic understanding of its concepts as much as E.P. Wigner. His articles on the epistemology of quantum mechanics and the measurement problem, and the basic role of symmetries were of fundamental importance for all subsequent work. He was also the first to discuss the concept of consciousness from the point of view of modern physics. G.G. Emch edited most of those papers and wrote a very helpful introduction into Wigner's contributions to Natural Philosophy. The book should be a gem for all those interested in the history and philosophy of science.
Epistemology of Quantum Mechanics.- Quantum-Mechanical Measuring Process.- Consciousness.- Symmetries.- Relativity.- Nuclear Physics.- Broader Philosophical Essays.
Series: Collected Works / Historical, Philosophical, and Socio-Polit
Number Of Pages: 631
Published: February 2001
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.88 x 16.26
Weight (kg): 1.02