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    Matter and forces in quantum field theory - an attempt at a philosophical elucidation

    Skullerud, Jonivar (1991) Matter and forces in quantum field theory - an attempt at a philosophical elucidation. Masters thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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    Physics and philosophy are not two independent disciplines. They share a common origin; both contribute significantly to our worldview, and in my opinion there remain several levels of mutual dependence between them — in particular in the areas where they impinge on each other: natural philosophy, fundamental physics and to some ex- tent epistemology. Not all these relations of mutual dependence can or should be made explicit, but an awareness of their existence is necessary for both disciplines. A philo- sophical interpretation of fundamental physical theories is a necessary part of such an awareness.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Additional Information: English translation (2020) of the original Scandinavian text of Masters thesis
    Keywords: Matter and forces; quantum field theory; philosophical elucidation;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Theoretical Physics
    Item ID: 15591
    Depositing User: Dr. Jonivar Skullerud
    Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2022 16:12
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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