Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics And the Entanglement of Matter And Meaning

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  • Copyright: 2007-05-30
  • Publisher: Duke Univ Pr
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""Meeting the Universe Halfway" is highly original, exciting, and important. In this book Karen Barad puts her expertise in feminist studies and quantum physics to superb use, offering agential realism as an important alternative to representationalism."--Arthur Zajonc, coauthor of "The Quantum Challenge: Modern Research on the Foundation of Quantum Mechanics"

Author Biography

Karen Barad is Professor of Feminist Studies, Philosophy, and History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Entangled Beginnings
Introduction: The Science and Ethics of Matteringp. 3
Meeting the Universe Halfwayp. 39
Diffractions: Differences, Contingencies, and Entanglements That Matterp. 71
Intra-Actions Matter
Niels Bohr's Philosophy-Physics: Quantum Physics and the Nature of Knowledge and Realityp. 97
Agential Realism: How Material-Discursive Practices Matterp. 132
Entanglements and Re(con)figurations
Getting Real: Technoscientific Practices and the Materialization of Realityp. 189
Spacetime Re(con)figurings: Naturalcultural Forces and Changing Topologies of Powerp. 223
Quantum Entanglements: Experimental Metaphysics and the Nature of Naturep. 247
The Ontology of Knowing, the Intra-activity of Becoming, and the Ethics of Matteringp. 353
Cascade Experiment Alice Fultonp. 397
The Uncertainty Principle is Not the Basis of Bohr's Complementarityp. 399
Controversy concerning the Relationship between Bohr's Principle of Complementarity and Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principlep. 402
Notesp. 405
Referencesp. 477
Indexp. 493
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