Everyday Quantum Reality (Paperback)

By David A. Grandy

Indiana University Press, 9780253222428, 173pp.

Publication Date: October 13, 2010

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Hardcover (10/1/2010)

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Description

Most people have heard about quantum physics and its remarkable, well-nigh bizarre claims. And most people would assume that quantum reality describes a world quite different from ours. In this book, David A. Grandy shows that one can find quantum puzzles, or variations thereof, in the backyard of everyday experience. What disappears in transferring quantum theory to the everyday is the theory's mathematical formalism, but that need not imply a loss of analytic rigor. If quantum reality is truly as elemental and ubiquitous as many thinkers suggest, then alternative or complementary perspectives ought to be possible, and with the proliferation of such perspectives, a more fully rounded understanding of quantum reality--and everyday reality--might emerge. Everyday Quantum Reality is a step in that direction.



About the Author

David A. Grandy is Professor of Philosophy at Brigham Young University and author of The Speed of Light (IUP, 2009); Leo Szilard: Science as a Mode of Being; and (with Dan Burton) Magic, Mystery, and Science (IUP, 2004).