Quantum language and the migration of scientific concepts / Jennifer Burwell
- Burwell, Jennifer
- Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, 
- Physical Description:
- 328 pages ; 24 cm
- Experience, perception, and the limits of language -- The physics of visuality, intuition, and aesthetics -- Quantum paradigms in literary criticism -- New and Post-New Age appropriations -- Quantum versus nuclear discourse.
- "This book looks at the use of language in science and in the circulation of scienctific concepts in society at large. More precisely, the book looks at the difficulties physicists faced regarding the use of language while creating quantum mechanics, with the use of quantum concepts in literary criticism and in literature, and with the use of these concepts by the New Age and Post New Age inclined. The principles of quantum physics--and the strange phenomena they describe--originate in and are expressed most precisely with highly abstract algebraic equations. The main challenge posed by quantum phenomena does not lie, however, in its mathematics; it lies instead in how these phenomena strain the limits of comprehension. This book explores the elusive nature of the quantum domain, its problematic relationship to representation in language, and its cultural migration over time"--
- 9780262037556 hardcover ; alkaline paper
0262037556 hardcover ; alkaline paper
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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