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Nonlinearity and metaphysical emergence

Jessica Wilson

in Metaphysics and Science

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199674527
eISBN:
9780191760013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674527.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The nonlinearity of a composite system, whereby certain of its features (including powers and behaviours) cannot be seen as linear or other broadly additive combinations of features of the system’s ... More


Quantum Probability

Heinz-Peter Breuer and Francesco Petruccione

in The Theory of Open Quantum Systems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199213900
eISBN:
9780191706349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213900.003.02
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter develops the fundamental notions and concepts of the probabilistic and statistical interpretation of quantum mechanics. It begins with a brief review of the mathematical structure given ... More


Quantum Theory

Jochen Rau

in Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics: An Introduction to Key Concepts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199595068
eISBN:
9780191844300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199595068.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

From the outset statistical mechanics will be framed in the language of quantum theory. The typical macroscopic system is composed of multiple constituents, and hence described in some many-particle ... More


Reasoning About Measurements

Jochen Rau

in Quantum Theory: An Information Processing Approach

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192896308
eISBN:
9780191918865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896308.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter explains the approach of ‘operationalism’, which in a physical theory admits only concepts associated with concrete experimental procedures, and lays out its consequences for ... More


The Measuring Process

John von Neumann

Nicholas A. Wheeler (ed.)

in Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics: New Edition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691178561
eISBN:
9781400889921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178561.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter argues that, first, it is inherently correct that measurement or the related process of subjective perception is a new entity relative to the physical environment, and is not reducible ... More


Generalized Nonadditive Information Theory and Quantum Entanglement

Sumiyoshi Abe

in Nonextensive Entropy: Interdisciplinary Applications

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195159769
eISBN:
9780197562024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195159769.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Atmospheric Sciences

Nonadditive classical information theory is developed in the axiomatic framework and then translated into quantum theory. The nonadditive conditional entropy associated with the Tsallis entropy ... More


India in Hegel’s System: The Ladder to the Circle

Aakash Singh Rathore and Rimina Mohapatra

in Hegel's India: A Reinterpretation, with Texts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199468270
eISBN:
9780199087464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468270.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

A relentless engagement with India is integral to Hegel’s thought in ways as yet unexplored in Hegelian (or Indological) scholarship. If Indian art, religion, and philosophy are in fact grossly ... More


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