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    James Jeans, Physics and Philosophy (Minkowski Institute Press, Montreal), 194 pages.

ISBN: 978-1-989970-11-9 (ebook) - $7.00

ISBN: 978-1-989970-92-8 (softcover) - $18.00

Edited by Vesselin Petkov

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Published on 29 January 2022

Notable quotes (three of the editor's notes are on these quotes):

"We see that we can never understand the true nature of reality."

"If these worldlines have a real existence in a real continuum, the whole history of the universe, future as well as past, is already irrevocably fixed."

"Thus free-will is only our name for unconscious determinism. "


This is a new publication of James Jeans' famous book Physics and Philosophy. The subjects discused in the book are:

1 What are Physics and Philosophy

2 How do we know? (Descartes to Kant; Eddington)

3 The Two Voices of Science and Philosophy (Plato to the Present)

4 The Passing of The Mechanical Age (Newton to Einstein)

5 The New Physics (Planck, Rutherford, Bohr)

6 From Appearance to Reality (Bohr, Heisenberg, de Broglie, Schroedinger, Dirac)

7 Some Problems of Philosophy

This valuable book should be of interest to physicists, philosophers, students and all interested in the relationship of physics and philosophy and what they tell us about the world.

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