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Meeting the Universe Halfway

Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning

by Karen Barad

  • 388 Want to read
  • 28 Currently reading

Published by Duke University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Philosophy of science,
  • Science,
  • Philosophy & Social Aspects,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Cultural Studies,
  • Gender Studies/Feminist Theory,
  • Science Studies,
  • Philosophy,
  • Feminism & Feminist Theory,
  • Physics,
  • Heisenberg uncertainty principle,
  • Quantum Theory

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages524
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9602310M
    ISBN 100822339013
    ISBN 109780822339014

    Apr 26, Luther rated it it was amazing Shelves: I really wanted to love this book, as someone with a background and aspiration in physics, philosophy, and moral cosmologies. Her methodological lessons from the diffraction of light and her convincing interpretations of familiar puzzles and recent experimental results in quantum physics also display how science and science studies can genuinely learn from one another. Karen Barad — Wikipedia Resources in your library Resources in other libraries. What other book could be a must read' in such diverse fields as science studies, foundations of quantum mechanics, feminist and queer theory, and philosophical metaphysics and epistemology?

    It uses a common data set and utilizes various theoretical perspectives through which to view the data. As Barad reminds us, identities are always formed in intra-action. These theoretical abstractions come alive in Barad's vivid examples; she shows that uncompromisingly rigorous analysis of difficult theoretical issues need not sacrifice concreteness or accessibility. Thinking With Theory In Qualitative Research shows how to use various philosophical concepts in practices of inquiry; effectively opening up the process of data analysis in qualitative research. As Barad reminds us, identities are always formed in intra-action.

    Apr 26, Luther rated it it was amazing Shelves: I really wanted to love this book, as someone with a background and aspiration in physics, philosophy, and moral cosmologies. She has a doctorate in theoretical particle physics. She keeps pushing important questions to later chapters — especially chapter 7, whose detail and lack of repetition I regard as one of the most worthwhile pieces of the book — and while there is payoff sometimesit is increasingly frustrating as a reader as the pages drag on. Eschewing all romantic appropriations of quantum physics that evade strong knowledge claims, Barad argues that Bohr's interpretation of the experimental-theoretical nexus of quantum mechanics is crucial to understanding how observations and agencies of observation cannot be independent. It deserves wide analysis and discussion.


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Meeting the Universe Halfway book

I happen to agree with her conclusion. Or perhaps vacuous. In this book Karen Barad puts her expertise in feminist studies and quantum physics to superb use, offering agential realism as an important alternative to representationalism. Ethical practices and consequences are intrinsic to the web.

Intra-activity is an inexhaustible dynamism that configures and reconfigures relations of space-time-matter.

Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning

What other book could be a must read' in such diverse fields as science studies, foundations of quantum mechanics, feminist and queer theory, and philosophical metaphysics and epistemology?

Finally, Barad uses agential realism to produce a new interpretation of quantum physics, demonstrating that agential realism is more than a means of reflecting on science; it can be used to actually do science. Her methodological lessons from the diffraction of light and her convincing interpretations of familiar puzzles and recent experimental results in quantum physics also display how science and science studies can genuinely learn from one another.

Entanglements and Re Con figurations 5. Alle productspecificaties Samenvatting Meeting the Universe Halfway is an ambitious book with far-reaching implications for numerous fields in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. In the process, she significantly reworks understandings of space, time, matter, causality, agency, subjectivity, and objectivity.

Karen Barad Meeting the Universe Halfway book an original and satisfying response to a perennial problem in philosophy and cultural theory: how to grasp matter and meaning or causality and discourse together, without either erasing one of them or introducing an unbridgeable dualism.

Barad extends and partially revises Bohr's philosophical views in light of current scholarship in physics, science studies, and the philosophy of science as well as feminist, poststructuralist, and other critical social theories.

It challenges qualitative researchers to use theory to accomplish a rigorous, analytic reading of qualitative data. Share this:. Trivia Yniverse Meeting the Unive She keeps pushing important questions to later chapters — especially chapter 7, whose detail and lack of repetition I regard as one of the most worthwhile pieces of the book — and while there is payoff sometimesit is increasingly frustrating as a reader as the pages drag on.

Special features of the book include schematic cues to help guide the reader through what might be new theoretical terrain, interludes that explain the possibilities of thinking with a particular concept and theorist and detailed chapters that plug the same data set into a specific concept.

It deserves wide analysis and discussion. Despite my frustrations and disagreements, I think the length of this review indicates how much it stimulated me intellectually, which should count for something. In explaining intra-activity, Barad reveals questions about how nature and culture interact and change over time to be fundamentally misguided.

Meeting the Universe Halfway 39 2. Finally, Barad uses agential realism to produce a new interpretation of quantum physics, demonstrating that agential realism is more than a means of reflecting on science; it can be used to actually do science.

Just because we are all connected, and therefore contribute to effects and causes creating, say, an economic disaster on the other side of the world, does not mean we have a moral or ethical responsibility to that phenomenon.Oct 31,  · Meeting the Universe Halfway is an ambitious book with far-reaching implications for numerous fields in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

In this volume, Karen Barad, theoretical physicist and feminist theorist, elaborates her theory of agential realism. “ Meeting the Universe Halfway is an ambitious, thought-provoking, challenging book The book is a provocative, generative, contribution to our attempts to provide effective tools to describe and understand the rapidly changing world we are part of.

It deserves wide analysis and atlasbowling.com: Karen Barad. Meeting the Universe Halfway - Karen Barad September 11, · The indeterminacy of time-being at the core of quantum theory troubles the scalar distinction between the world of subatomic particles and that of social phenomena such as colonialism, capitalism, militarism, racism, nationalism and environmental destruction – all of which are entangled with nuclear and particle physics research.

Meeting the Universe Halfway is an ambitious book with far-reaching implications for numerous fields in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. In this volume, Karen Barad, theoretical physicist and feminist theorist, elaborates her theory of agential realism/5.

"Karen Barad's Meeting the Universe Halfway makes fundamental contributions to science studies, philosophy, feminist theory, and physics--it is a rare book that can do that. This is an important, ambitious, readable, risk-taking, and very smart book, one to savor and grow with/5().

"Meeting the Universe Halfway is an ambitious, thought-provoking, challenging book The book is a provocative, generative, contribution to our attempts to provide effective tools to describe and understand the rapidly changing world we are part of.