Metaphysical Experiments: Physics and the Invention of the Universe (Posthumanities)

Metaphysical Experiments: Physics and the Invention of the Universe (Posthumanities) Author Bjørn Ekeberg
Isbn 1517905702
File size 33MB
Year 2020
Pages 212
Language English
File format PDF
Category Astronomy

Book Description:

"In this provocative and sharply written account, Bjørn Ekeberg makes a radical case for the social construction of physics and its truths, urging that the mathematical unification of physical phenomena is not only physics’ goal but also a deeply metaphysical requirement for its progress—progress put into doubt, not to say crisis, by the emergence of mathematical theories (such as multiverse or string theory) that seem ‘untestable in any empirical sense and probably remain beyond the horizon of experimental physics.’"—Brian Rotman, author of Becoming Beside Ourselves: The Alphabet, Ghosts, and Distributed Human Being

 

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