Shared Identities in Physics, Philosophy, and LiteratureBook - 2002
The separateness and connection of individuals is perhaps the central question of human life: What, exactly, is my individuality? To what degree is it unique? To what degree can it be shared, and how? To the many philosophical and literary speculations about these topics over time, modern science has added the curious twist of quantum theory, which requires that the elementary particles of which everything consists have no individuality at all. All aspects of chemistry depend on this lack of individuality, as do many branches of physics. From where, then, does our individuality come?
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2002.
Branch Call Number: 111.82 PESIC P
Characteristics: 184 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.