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Hacyan, Shahen 
The Mathematical Representation of Physical Reality 
I12670 
2023 
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2 
Aguirre, Anthony 
Trick or Truth? 
I10112 
2016 
eBook 

3 
Aguirre, Anthony 
Wandering Towards a Goal 
I09697 
2018 
eBook 

4 
Lev, Felix 
Finite Mathematics as the Foundation of Classical Mathematics and Quantum Theory 
I09127 
2020 
eBook 

5 
Wuppuluri, Shyam 
The Map and the Territory 
I09037 
2018 
eBook 

6 
Romero, Gustavo E 
Scientific Philosophy 
I08875 
2018 
eBook 

7 
Aguirre, Anthony 
What is Fundamental? 
I08771 
2019 
eBook 

8 
MugurSch??chter, Mioara 
Quantum Mechanics, Mathematics, Cognition and Action 
I10912 
2002 
eBook 

9 
Kursunogammalu, Behram N 
Quantum Gravity, Generalized Theory of Gravitation, and Superstring TheoryBased Unification 
I10477 
2002 
eBook 

10 
Pirner, Hans J 
The Unknown as an Engine for Science 
I08422 
2015 
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Title  The Mathematical Representation of Physical Reality 
Author(s)  Hacyan, Shahen 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer Nature Switzerland, 2023. 
Description  XIII, 155 p. 2 illus : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book deals with the rise of mathematics in physical sciences, beginning with Galileo and Newton and extending to the present day. The book is divided into two parts. The first part gives a brief history of how mathematics was introduced into physics???despite its "unreasonable effectiveness" as famously pointed out by a distinguished physicist???and the criticisms it received from earlier thinkers. The second part takes a more philosophical approach and is intended to shed some light on that mysterious effectiveness. For this purpose, the author reviews the debate between classical philosophers on the existence of innate ideas that allow us to understand the world and also the philosophically based arguments for and against the use of mathematics in physical sciences. In this context, Schopenhauer???s conceptions of causality and matter are very pertinent, and their validity is revisited in light of modern physics. The final question addressed is whether the effectiveness of mathematicscan be explained by its ???existence??? in an independent platonic realm, as G??del believed. The book aims at readers interested in the history and philosophy of physics. It is accessible to those with only a very basic (not professional) knowledge of physics 
ISBN,Price  9783031212543 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK  SPRINGER
2. History of Physics and Astronomy
3. MATHEMATICAL LOGIC
4. Mathematical Logic and Foundations
5. MATHEMATICS
6. Philosophical Foundations of Physics and Astronomy
7. PHILOSOPHY OF MATHEMATICS
8. PHYSICS

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Title  Trick or Truth? : The Mysterious Connection Between Physics and Mathematics 
Author(s)  Aguirre, Anthony;Foster, Brendan;Merali, Zeeya 
Publication  Cham, Springer International Publishing, 2016. 
Description  VIII, 250 p. 20 illus., 12 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  The prizewinning essays in this book address the fascinating but sometimes uncomfortable relationship between physics and mathematics. Is mathematics merely another natural science? Or is it the result of human creativity? Does physics simply wear mathematics like a costume, or is math the lifeblood of physical reality? The nineteen wideranging, highly imaginative and often entertaining essays are enhanced versions of the prizewinning entries to the FQXi essay competition ???Trick or Truth???, which attracted over 200 submissions. The Foundational Questions Institute, FQXi, catalyzes, supports, and disseminates research on questions at the foundations of physics and cosmology, particularly new frontiers and innovative ideas integral to a deep understanding of reality, but unlikely to be supported by conventional funding sources 
ISBN,Price  9783319274959 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK
2. EBOOK  SPRINGER
3. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
4. Mathematical Applications in the Physical Sciences
5. MATHEMATICAL LOGIC
6. Mathematical Logic and Foundations
7. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
8. Philosophy and science
9. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
10. PHYSICS

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Title  Wandering Towards a Goal : How Can Mindless Mathematical Laws Give Rise to Aims and Intention? 
Author(s)  Aguirre, Anthony;Foster, Brendan;Merali, Zeeya 
Publication  Cham, Springer International Publishing, 2018. 
Description  VIII, 254 p. 46 illus : online resource 
Abstract Note  This collection of prizewinning essays addresses the controversial question of how meaning and goals can emerge in a physical world governed by mathematical laws. What are the prerequisites for a system to have goals? What makes a physical process into a signal? Does eliminating the homunculus solve the problem? The three winning essays, by Larissa Albantakis, Carlo Rovelli and Jochen Szangolies tackle exactly these challenges, while many other aspects (agency, the role of the observer, causality versus teleology, ghosts in the machine etc.) put in an appearance in the other award winning contributions. These seventeen imaginative, stimulating and often entertaining essays are enhanced versions of the prizewinning entries to the FQXi essay competition in 2017. The Foundational Questions Institute, FQXi, catalyzes, supports, and disseminates research on questions at the foundations of physics and cosmology, particularly new frontiers and innovative ideas integral to a deep understanding of reality, but unlikely to be supported by conventional funding sources 
ISBN,Price  9783319757261 
Keyword(s)  1. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
2. COMPLEX SYSTEMS
3. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS
4. EBOOK
5. EBOOK  SPRINGER
6. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
7. MATHEMATICAL LOGIC
8. Mathematical Logic and Foundations
9. Philosophy and science
10. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
11. PHYSICS
12. STATISTICAL PHYSICS

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Title  Finite Mathematics as the Foundation of Classical Mathematics and Quantum Theory : With Applications to Gravity and Particle Theory 
Author(s)  Lev, Felix 
Publication  Cham, Springer International Publishing, 2020. 
Description  XVII, 291 p. 4 illus., 1 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book delves into finite mathematics and its application in physics, particularly quantum theory. It is shown that quantum theory based on finite mathematics is more general than standard quantum theory, whilst finite mathematics is itself more general than standard mathematics.As a consequence, the mathematics describing nature at the most fundamental level involves only a finite number of numbers while the notions of limit, infinite/infinitesimal and continuity are needed only in calculations that describe nature approximately. It is also shown that the concepts of particle and antiparticle are likewise approximate notions, valid only in special situations, and that the electric charge and baryon and lepton quantum numbers can be only approximately conserved 
ISBN,Price  9783030611019 
Keyword(s)  1. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
2. EBOOK
3. EBOOK  SPRINGER
4. GRAVITATION
5. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
6. MATHEMATICAL LOGIC
7. Mathematical Logic and Foundations
8. NUCLEAR PHYSICS
9. Particle and Nuclear Physics
10. PHYSICS
11. QUANTUM PHYSICS

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Title  The Map and the Territory : Exploring the Foundations of Science, Thought and Reality 
Author(s)  Wuppuluri, Shyam;Doria, Francisco Antonio 
Publication  Cham, Springer International Publishing, 2018. 
Description  XXIII, 641 p. 28 illus : online resource 
Abstract Note  The Map/Territory distinction is a foundational part of the scientific method and, in fact, underlies all of thought, and even reality itself. This fascinating and fundamental topic is addressed here by some of the world???s leading thinkers and intellectual giants, whose accessible essays cover six and more fields of endeavor. It is imperative to distinguish the Map from the Territory when analyzing any subject, yet we often mistake the map for the territory; the meaning for the reference; a computational tool for what it computes. Representations are so handy and tempting that we often end up committing the category error of overassociating the representation with the thing it represents, so much so that the distinction between them is lost. This error, whose roots frequently lie in pedagogy, generates a plethora of paradoxes/confusions which hinder a proper understanding of the subject. What are wave functions? Fields? Forces? Numbers? Sets? Classes? Operators? Functions? Alphabets and Sentences? Are they a part of our map (theory/representation)? Or do they actually belong to the territory (reality)? A researcher, like a cartographer, clothes (or creates?) the reality by stitching together numerous coexisting maps. Is there a reality out there apart from these maps? How do these various maps interact or combine with each other to produce a coherent reality that we interact with? Or do they not? Does our brain use its own internal maps to facilitate the ???physicist/mathematician??? in us to construct, in turn, the maps about the external realm? If so, what is the nature of these internal maps? Are there metamaps? Evolution definitely fences in our perception and thereby our ability to construct maps, revealing to us only those aspects beneficial for our survival. But to what extent? Is there a way out of this metaphorical Plato???s cave erected around us by the nature? Alfred Korzybski once remarked ???The Map is not the Territory???: Join us in this journey to explore the many questions, concepts and interpretations that this claim engenders. 
ISBN,Price  9783319724782 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK
2. EBOOK  SPRINGER
3. EPISTEMOLOGY
4. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
5. MATHEMATICAL LOGIC
6. Mathematical Logic and Foundations
7. Philosophical and Historical Foundations of Science
8. PHILOSOPHY
9. PHYSICS
10. Popular Science in Philosophy
11. Science???History
12. Science???Philosophy

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Title  Scientific Philosophy 
Author(s)  Romero, Gustavo E 
Publication  Cham, Springer International Publishing, 2018. 
Description  XIX, 188 p. 8 illus : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book presents the basics of philosophy that are necessary for the student and researcher in science in order to better understand scientific work. The approach is not historical but formative: tools for semantical analysis, ontology of science, epistemology, and scientific ethics are presented in a formal and direct way. The book has two parts: one with the general theory and a second part with application to some problems such as the interpretation of quantum mechanics, the nature of mathematics, and the ontology of spacetime. The book addresses questions such as "What is meaning?", "What is truth?", "What are truth criteria in science?", "What is a theory?", "What is a model?" "What is a datum?", "What is information?", "What does it mean to understand something?", "What is space?", "What is time?", "How are these concepts articulated in science?" "What are values?" "What are the limits of science?", and many more. The philosophical views presented are "scientific" in the sense that they are informed by current science, they are relevant for scientific research, and the method adopted uses the hypotheticaldeductive approach that is characteristic of science. The results and conclusions, as any scientific conclusion, are open to revision in the light of future advances. Hence, this philosophical approach opposes to dogmatic philosophy. Supported by endofchapter summaries and a list of special symbols used, the material will be of interest for students and researchers in both science and philosophy. The second part will appeal to physicists and mathematicians 
ISBN,Price  9783319976310 
Keyword(s)  1. ASTRONOMY
2. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
3. ASTROPHYSICS
4. EBOOK
5. EBOOK  SPRINGER
6. EPISTEMOLOGY
7. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
8. MATHEMATICAL LOGIC
9. Mathematical Logic and Foundations
10. PHYSICS
11. QUANTUM PHYSICS
12. RESEARCH ETHICS
13. Research???Moral and ethical aspects

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Title  What is Fundamental? 
Author(s)  Aguirre, Anthony;Foster, Brendan;Merali, Zeeya 
Publication  Cham, Springer International Publishing, 2019. 
Description  VIII, 187 p. 14 illus., 7 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  Are there truly fundamental entities in nature? Or are the things that we regard as fundamental in our theories ??? for example space, time or the masses of elementary particles ??? merely awaiting a derivation from a new, yet to be discovered theory based on elements that are more fundamental? This was the central question posed in the 2018 FQXi essay competition, which drew more than 200 entries from professional physicists, philosophers, and other scholars. This volume presents enhanced versions of the fifteen awardwinning essays, giving a spectrum of views and insights on this fascinating topic. From a prescription for ???when to stop digging??? to the case for strong emergence, the reader will find here a plethora of stimulating and challenging ideas  presented in a largely nontechnical manner  on which to sharpen their understanding of the language of physics and even the nature of reality 
ISBN,Price  9783030113018 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK
2. EBOOK  SPRINGER
3. Elementary particles (Physics)
4. Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory
5. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
6. MATHEMATICAL LOGIC
7. Mathematical Logic and Foundations
8. Philosophy and science
9. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
10. PHYSICS
11. QUANTUM FIELD THEORY

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Title  Quantum Mechanics, Mathematics, Cognition and Action : Proposals for a Formalized Epistemology 
Author(s)  MugurSch??chter, Mioara;van der Merwe, Alwyn 
Publication  Dordrecht, Springer Netherlands, 2002. 
Description  XVIII, 494 p : online resource 
ISBN,Price  9780306481444 
Keyword(s)  1. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
2. COMPUTERS
3. EBOOK
4. EBOOK  SPRINGER
5. Elementary particles (Physics)
6. Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory
7. MATHEMATICAL LOGIC
8. Mathematical Logic and Foundations
9. QUANTUM FIELD THEORY
10. QUANTUM PHYSICS
11. SYSTEM THEORY
12. Systems Theory, Control
13. Theory of Computation

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Title  Quantum Gravity, Generalized Theory of Gravitation, and Superstring TheoryBased Unification 
Author(s)  Kursunogammalu, Behram N;Mintz, Stephan L;Perlmutter, Arnold 
Publication  New York, NY, Springer US, 2002. 
Description  XXIV, 228 p : online resource 
ISBN,Price  9780306471049 
Keyword(s)  1. ASTROPHYSICS
2. Astrophysics and Astroparticles
3. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
4. EBOOK
5. EBOOK  SPRINGER
6. GRAVITATION
7. Heavy ions
8. MATHEMATICAL LOGIC
9. Mathematical Logic and Foundations
10. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
11. NUCLEAR PHYSICS
12. Nuclear Physics, Heavy Ions, Hadrons
13. Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics

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Title  The Unknown as an Engine for Science : An Essay on the Definite and the Indefinite 
Author(s)  Pirner, Hans J 
Publication  Cham, Springer International Publishing, 2015. 
Description  XVII, 146 p. 23 illus : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book explores the limits of our knowledge. The author shows how uncertainty and indefiniteness not only define the borders confining our understanding, but how they feed into the process of discovery and help to push back these borders. Starting with physics the author collects examples from economics, neurophysiology, history, ecology and philosophy. The first part shows how information helps to reduce indefiniteness. Understanding rests on our ability to find the right context, in which we localize a problem as a point in a network of connections. New elements must be combined with the old parts of the existing complex knowledge system, in order to profit maximally from the information. An attempt is made to quantify the value of information by its ability to reduce indefiniteness. The second part explains how to handle indefiniteness with methods from fuzzy logic, decision theory, hermeneutics and semiotics. It is not sufficient that the new element appears in an experiment, one also has to find a theoretical reason for its existence. Indefiniteness becomes an engine of science, which gives rise to new ideas. 
ISBN,Price  9783319185095 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK
2. EBOOK  SPRINGER
3. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
4. MATHEMATICAL LOGIC
5. Mathematical Logic and Foundations
6. Philosophy and science
7. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
8. PHYSICS

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