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Meeting the universe halfway : quantum physics and the entanglement of matter and meaning /

by Barad, Karen Michelle.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2007Description: xiii, 524 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0822339013 (acid-free paper); 9780822339014 (acidfree paper); 082233917X (pbk. : acid-free paper); 9780822339175 (pbk. : acidfree paper).Other title: Quantum physics and the entanglement of matter and meaning.Subject(s): Physics -- Philosophy | Quantum theory -- Philosophy | Heisenberg uncertainty principle -- Philosophy | Realism -- Philosophy | Relativity (Physics) -- Philosophy | Matter -- PhilosophyOnline resources: Table of contents only
Contents:
pt. 1. Entangled beginnings. Introduction : the science and ethics of mattering ; Meeting the universe halfway ; Diffractions : differences, contingencies, and entanglements that matter -- pt. 2. Intra-actions matter. Niels Bohr's philosophy-physics : quantum physics and the nature of knowledge and reality ; Agential realism : how material-discursive practices matter -- pt. 3. Entanglements and re(con)figurations. Getting real : technoscientific practices and the materialization of reality ; Spacetime re(con)figurings : naturalcultural forces and changing topologies of power ; Quantum entanglements : experimental metaphysics and the nature of nature ; The ontology of knowing, the intra-activity of becoming, and the ethics of mattering -- Appendix A. Cascade experiment / by Alice Fulton -- Appendix B. The uncertainty principle is not the basis of Bohr's complementarity -- Appendix C. Controversy concerning the relationship between Bohr's principle of complementarity and Heisenberg's uncertainty principle.
Summary: "Elaborates the author's theory of agential realism. This book reworks the understandings of space, time, matter, causality, agency, subjectivity, and objectivity. It emphasizes changes in the understanding of political practices by critically reworking Judith Butler's influential theory of performativity." -- BOOK PUBLISHER WEBSITE. List(s) this item appears in: Art History & Theory 2.2
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [477]-489) and index.

pt. 1. Entangled beginnings. Introduction : the science and ethics of mattering ; Meeting the universe halfway ; Diffractions : differences, contingencies, and entanglements that matter -- pt. 2. Intra-actions matter. Niels Bohr's philosophy-physics : quantum physics and the nature of knowledge and reality ; Agential realism : how material-discursive practices matter -- pt. 3. Entanglements and re(con)figurations. Getting real : technoscientific practices and the materialization of reality ; Spacetime re(con)figurings : naturalcultural forces and changing topologies of power ; Quantum entanglements : experimental metaphysics and the nature of nature ; The ontology of knowing, the intra-activity of becoming, and the ethics of mattering -- Appendix A. Cascade experiment / by Alice Fulton -- Appendix B. The uncertainty principle is not the basis of Bohr's complementarity -- Appendix C. Controversy concerning the relationship between Bohr's principle of complementarity and Heisenberg's uncertainty principle.

"Elaborates the author's theory of agential realism. This book reworks the understandings of space, time, matter, causality, agency, subjectivity, and objectivity. It emphasizes changes in the understanding of political practices by critically reworking Judith Butler's influential theory of performativity." -- BOOK PUBLISHER WEBSITE.

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