What is included with this book?
Introduction: Conceptual issues in quantum field theory | |
Part I. Philosophers' Interests in Quantum Field Theory: 1. Why are we philosophers interested in quantum field theory | |
2. Quantum field theory and the philosopher | |
Part II. Three Approaches to the Foundations of Quantum Field Theory: 3. The usefulness of a general theory of quantized fields | |
4. Effective field theory in condensed matter physics | |
5. The triumph and limitations of quantum field theory | |
6. Comments | |
Discussions | |
Part III. Does Quantum Field Theory Need a Foundation: 7. Does quantum field theory need a foundation? | |
Part IV. Mathematics, Statistical Mechanics and Quantum Field Theory: 8. Renormalization group theory: its basis and formulation in statistical physics | |
9. Where does quantum field theory fit into the big picture? | |
10. The unreasonable effectiveness of quantum field theory | |
11. Comment: the quantum field theory of physics and of mathematics | |
Part V. Quantum Field Theory and Spacetime: Introduction | |
12. Quantum field theory and spacetime: formalism and reality | |
13. Quantum field theory of geometry | |
14. 'Localization' in quantum field theory: how much of QFT is compatible with what we know about spacetime | |
15. Comments | |
VI. 16. What is quantum field theory and what did we think it was? | |
17. Comments | |
Discussions | |
Part VII.Renormalization Group: 18. What is fundamental physics? A renormalization group perspective | |
19. Renormalization group: an interesting yet puzzling idea | |
Part VIII. Non-Abelian Gauge Theory: 20. Gauge fields, gravity and Bohm's theory | |
21. Is the Aharonov-Bohm effect local? | |
Discussions | |
Part IX. The Ontology of Particles or Fields: 22. The ineliminable classical face of quantum field theory | |
23. The logic of quanta | |
24. Do Feynman diagrams endorse a particle ontology? | |
25. On the ontology of QFT | |
Part X. Panel Discussion. |