Philosophical Consequences of Quantum Theory Reflections on Bell"s Theory (Studies in Science and the Humanities from the Reilly Center) by Ernan McMullin

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  • Quantum physics (quantum mechanics),
  • Relativistic quantum mechanics & quantum field theory,
  • General,
  • Mathematics,
  • Physics,
  • Quantum Theory,
  • Philosophy

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Number of Pages336
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ISBN 100268015791
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