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  1. Quantum Mechanics and the Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead.Michael Epperson - 2004 - New York: Fordham University Press.
    In Process and Reality and other works, Alfred North Whitehead struggled to come to terms with the impact the new science of quantum mechanics would have on metaphysics. -/- This ambitious book is the first extended analysis of the intricate relationships between relativity theory, quantum mechanics, and Whitehead's cosmology. Michael Epperson illuminates the intersection of science and philosophy in Whitehead's work-and details Whitehead's attempts to fashion an ontology coherent with quantum anomalies. -/- Including a nonspecialist introduction to quantum mechanics, Epperson (...)
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  2. Taking Heisenberg's Potentia Seriously.Ruth Kastner, Stuart Kauffman & Michael Epperson - 2018 - International Journal of Quantum Foundations 4 (2):158-172.
    It is argued that quantum theory is best understood as requiring an ontological duality of res extensa and res potentia, where the latter is understood per Heisenberg’s original proposal, and the former is roughly equivalent to Descartes’ ‘extended substance.’ However, this is not a dualism of mutually exclusive substances in the classical Cartesian sense, and therefore does not inherit the infamous ‘mind-body’ problem. Rather, res potentia and res extensa are proposed as mutually implicative ontological extants that serve to explain the (...)
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  3. RELATIONAL REALISM AND THE ONTOGENETIC UNIVERSE: subject, object, and ontological process in quantum mechanics.Michael Epperson - 2020 - Angelaki 25 (3):108-119.
    Amid the wide variety of interpretations of quantum mechanics, the notion of a fully coherent ontological interpretation has seen a promising evolution over the last few decades. Despite this progress, however, the old dualistic categorical constraints of subjectivity and objectivity, correlate with the metrically restricted definition of local and global, have remained largely in place – a reflection of the broader, persistent inheritance of these comfortable strictures throughout the evolution of modern science. If one traces this inheritance back to its (...)
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    Physics and Speculative Philosophy: Potentiality in Modern Science.Timothy E. Eastman, Michael Epperson & David Ray Griffin (eds.) - 2016 - Boston: De Gruyter.
    Through both an historical and philosophical analysis of the concept of possibility, we show how including both potentiality and actuality as part of the real is both compatible with experience and contributes to solving key problems of fundamental process and emergence. The book is organized into four main sections that incorporate our routes to potentiality: potentiality in modern science [history and philosophy; quantum physics and complexity]; Relational Realism [ontological interpretation of quantum physics; philosophy and logic]; Process Physics [ontological interpretation of (...)
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    Foundations of Relational Realism: A Topological Approach to Quantum Mechanics and the Philosophy of Nature.Michael Epperson & Elias Zafiris - 2013 - Lanham: Lexington Books. Edited by Elias Zafiris.
    Foundations of Relational Realism presents an intuitive interpretation of quantum mechanics, based on a revised decoherent histories interpretation, structured within a category theoretic topological formalism. -/- If there is a central conceptual framework that has reliably borne the weight of modern physics as it ascends into the twenty-first century, it is the framework of quantum mechanics. Because of its enduring stability in experimental application, physics has today reached heights that not only inspire wonder, but arguably exceed the limits of intuitive (...)
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    Bridging Necessity And Contingency In Quantum Mechanics: Potentiality, Actuality, and the Scientific Rehabilitation of Process Ontology.Michael Epperson - 2016 - In Timothy E. Eastman, Michael Epperson & David Ray Griffin (eds.), Physics and Speculative Philosophy: Potentiality in Modern Science. Boston: De Gruyter. pp. 55-106.
    Through both an historical and philosophical analysis of the concept of possibility, we show how including both potentiality and actuality as part of the real is both compatible with experience and contributes to solving key problems of fundamental process and emergence. The book is organized into four main sections that incorporate our routes to potentiality: (1) potentiality in modern science [history and philosophy; quantum physics and complexity]; (2) Relational Realism [ontological interpretation of quantum physics; philosophy and logic]; (3) Process Physics (...)
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  7. The Creative Universe: The Failure of Mathematical Reductionism in Physics (An Essay).Michael Epperson - 2021 - Institute of Art and Ideas News.
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    Physics and speculative philosophy: potentiality in modern science.David Ray Griffin, Michael Epperson & Timothy E. Eastman (eds.) - 2016 - Boston: De Gruyter.
    Through both an historical and philosophical analysis of the concept of possibility, we show how including both potentiality and actuality as part of the real is both compatible with experience and contributes to solving key problems of fundamental process and emergence. The book is organized into four main sections that incorporate our routes to potentiality: (1) potentiality in modern science [history and philosophy; quantum physics and complexity]; (2) Relational Realism [ontological interpretation of quantum physics; philosophy and logic]; (3) Process Physics (...)
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    Quantum Mechanics and Relational Realism.Michael Epperson - 2009 - Process Studies 38 (2):340-367.
    By the relational realist interpretation of wave function collapse, the quantum mechanical actualization of potentia is defined as a decoherence-driven process by which each actualization (in “orthodox” terms, each measurement outcome) is conditioned both by physical and logical relations with the actualities conventionally demarked as “environmental” or external to that particular outcome. But by the relational realist interpretation, the actualization-in-process is understood as internally related to these “enironmental” data per the formalism of quantum decoherence. The concept of “actualization via wave (...)
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    The Common Sense of Quantum Theory: Exploring the Internal Relational Structure of Self-Organization in Nature.Michael Epperson - 2015 - In Vera Bühlmann, Ludger Hovestadt & Vahid Moosavi (eds.), Coding as Literacy. Birkhäuser.
    Recent developments in computer science, particularly ”data-driven procedures“ have opened a new level of design and engineering. This has also affected architecture. The publication collects contributions on Coding as Literacy by computer scientists, mathematicians, philosophers, cultural theorists, and architects. The main focus in the book is the observation of computer-based methods that go beyond strictly case-based or problem-solution-oriented paradigms. This invites readers to understand Computational Procedures as being embedded in an overarching ”media literacy“ that can be revealed through, and acquired (...)
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    Event-Ontological Quantum Mechanics: A Process Theoretic Approach.Michael Epperson - 2016 - In Timothy E. Eastman, Michael Epperson & David Ray Griffin (eds.), Physics and Speculative Philosophy: Potentiality in Modern Science. Boston: De Gruyter.
    Through both an historical and philosophical analysis of the concept of possibility, we show how including both potentiality and actuality as part of the real is both compatible with experience and contributes to solving key problems of fundamental process and emergence. The book is organized into four main sections that incorporate our routes to potentiality: (1) potentiality in modern science [history and philosophy; quantum physics and complexity]; (2) Relational Realism [ontological interpretation of quantum physics; philosophy and logic]; (3) Process Physics (...)
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    Quantum Theory and Process Metaphysics: The Mechanics of Concrescence.Michael Epperson - 2008 - In Michel Weber and Will Desmond (ed.), Handbook of Whiteheadian Process Thought. De Gruyter. pp. 205-222.
    Gathering 115 entries written by 101 internationally renowned experts in their fields, the Handbook of Whiteheadian Process Thought aims at canvassing the current state of knowledge in Whiteheadian scholarship and at identifying promising directions for future investigations through (internal) cross-elucidation and (external) interdisciplinary development. Two kinds of entries are weaved together in order to interpret Whitehead secundum Whitehead and to read him from the vantage point of interdisciplinary and crossdisciplinary research. The “thematic ” entries provide (i) a broad contextualisation of (...)
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  13. Relational realism: The evolution of ontology to praxiology in the philosophy of nature.Michael Epperson - 2009 - World Futures 65 (1):19 – 41.
    With the advent of quantum theory, the philosophical distinction between “what appears to be” and “what is reasoned to be” has once again, after several centuries of easy dismissal by classical mechanistic materialism, become an important feature of physics. In recent well-regarded interpretations of quantum physics, including those proposed by Robert Griffiths, Roland Omn s, and Nobel laureate Murray Gell-Mann, we have seen careful investigations into the physical (i.e., not “merely philosophical”) distinction between the order of contingent causal relation and (...)
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    Contents.David Ray Griffin, Michael Epperson & Timothy E. Eastman - 2016 - In Timothy E. Eastman, Michael Epperson & David Ray Griffin (eds.), Physics and Speculative Philosophy: Potentiality in Modern Science. Boston: De Gruyter.
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    Frontmatter.David Ray Griffin, Michael Epperson & Timothy E. Eastman - 2016 - In Timothy E. Eastman, Michael Epperson & David Ray Griffin (eds.), Physics and Speculative Philosophy: Potentiality in Modern Science. Boston: De Gruyter.
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    Index.David Ray Griffin, Michael Epperson & Timothy E. Eastman - 2016 - In Timothy E. Eastman, Michael Epperson & David Ray Griffin (eds.), Physics and Speculative Philosophy: Potentiality in Modern Science. Boston: De Gruyter. pp. 267-276.
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    Subquantum Kinetics: A Systems Approach to Physics and Cosmology. [REVIEW]Michael Epperson - 2004 - Process Studies 33 (2):360-362.
  18. Divine Action and Modern Science. [REVIEW]Michael Epperson - 2004 - Journal of Religion 84 (4).
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    In Whom We Live and Move and Have Our Being: Panentheistic Reflections on God’s Presence in a Scientific World. [REVIEW]Michael Epperson - 2005 - Journal of Religion 85 (2).
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    Relational Realism: The Evolution of Ontology to Praxiology in the Philosophy of Nature. [REVIEW]Michael Epperson - 2010 - Process Studies 39 (2):373-374.
    (2009). Relational Realism: The Evolution of Ontology to Praxiology in the Philosophy of Nature. World Futures: Vol. 65, Process Thought, Science and Philosophy, pp. 19-41.
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    Subquantum Kinetics: A Systems Approach to Physics and Cosmology. [REVIEW]Michael Epperson - 2004 - Process Studies 33 (2):360-362.
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