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Plotnitsky, Arkady

Overview
Works: 19 works in 122 publications in 1 language and 5,737 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: D16.8, 901
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Arkady Plotnitsky
Complementarity : anti-epistemology after Bohr and Derrida by Arkady Plotnitsky( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconfigurations : critical theory and general economy by Arkady Plotnitsky( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The knowable and the unknowable : modern science, nonclassical thought, and the "two cultures" by Arkady Plotnitsky( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the shadow of Hegel : complementarity, history, and the unconscious by Arkady Plotnitsky( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Idealism without absolutes : philosophy and romantic culture( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematics, science, and postclassical theory by Barbara Herrnstein Smith( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epistemology and probability : Bohr, Heisenberg, Schrödinger and the nature of quantum-theoretical thinking by Arkady Plotnitsky( Book )

17 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book offers an exploration of the relationships between epistemology and probability in the work of Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, and Erwin SchrÃœdinger; in quantum mechanics; and in modern physics as a whole. It also considers the implications of these relationships and of quantum theory itself for our understanding of the nature of thinking and knowledge in general. These implications are radical and controversial. While they have been seen as scientifically productive and intellectually liberating to some, Bohr and Heisenberg among them, they have been troublesome to many others, beginning with SchrÃœdinger and, most famously, Einstein, who refused to believe that God would resort to playing dice, as quantum theory appeared to demand. The situation led to an intense debate, in particular the great confrontation between Einstein and Bohr, which began around the time of the discovery of quantum mechanics by Heisenberg and SchrÃœdinger in 1920s and has overshadowed the history of the debate concerning quantum mechanics ever since. The controversy itself surrounding quantum theory and the intensity of the debate concerning it have remained undiminished. No end appears to be in sight. At the same time, in spite of the enormous and ever proliferating amount of commentaries in all genres (technical, philosophical, and popular), some of the deeper philosophical aspects of quantum mechanics and of the philosophical thought of the figures considered in this study often remain explored. The main aim of this book is to contribute to a better understanding of the nature of quantum-theoretical thinking and of the reasons for this extraordinary impact and controversy. Philosophically, the book pursues this task by bringing together in a new way the relationships between epistemology and probability in quantum theory and beyond. Historically, it does so by engaging comprehensively and in a mutually illuminating way with the work of all three key figures responsible for the birth of quantum mechanics - Heisenberg, SchrÃœdinger, and, as concerns quantum epistemology, Bohr - which has not be previously done in literature on quantum mechanics. Among other key contributions of the book is an analysis of the role of mathematics in quantum theory and in the thinking of Bohr, Heisenberg, and SchrÃœdinger; a new treatment of the famous experiment of Einstein, Podolsky, and Rosen (EPR) and of the Bohr-Einstein exchange concerning it; and an exploration of the implications of the epistemological problematics considered by the book for new developments of quantum mechanics itself, such as quantum information theory, on the one hand, and, on the other, for higher-level physical theories, from quantum field theory to string/brane theories and new cosmological theories
Reading Bohr : physics and philosophy by Arkady Plotnitsky( Book )

16 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a fresh perspective on Niels Bohr's interpretation of quantum mechanics as complementarity, and on the relationships between physics and philosophy in Bohr's work. This book reassesses Bohr's place in the Western philosophical tradition, from Kant and Hegel on. It reconsiders the main issues at stake in the Bohr-Einstein confrontation
Niels Bohr and complementarity : an introduction by Arkady Plotnitsky( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a discussion of Niels Bohr's conception of "complementarity," arguably his greatest contribution to physics and philosophy. By tracing Bohr's work from his 1913 atomic theory to the introduction and then refinement of the idea of complementarity, and by explicating different meanings of "complementarity" in Bohr and the relationships between it and Bohr's other concepts, the book aims to offer a contained and accessible, and yet sufficiently comprehensive account of Bohr's work on complementarity and its significance
The principles of quantum theory, from Planck's quanta to the Higgs boson : the nature of quantum reality and the spirit of Copenhagen by Arkady Plotnitsky( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book considers foundational thinking in quantum theory, focusing on the role the fundamental principles and principle thinking there, including thinking that leads to the invention of new principles, which is, the book contends, one of the ultimate achievements of theoretical thinking in physics and beyond. The focus on principles, prominent during the rise and in the immediate aftermath of quantum theory, has been uncommon in more recent discussions and debates concerning it. The book argues, however, that exploring the fundamental principles and principle thinking is exceptionally helpful in addressing the key issues at stake in quantum foundations and the seemingly interminable debates concerning them. Principle thinking led to major breakthroughs throughout the history of quantum theory, beginning with the old quantum theory and quantum mechanics, the first definitive quantum theory, which it remains within its proper (nonrelativistic) scope. It has, the book also argues, been equally important in quantum field theory, which has been the frontier of quantum theory for quite a while now, and more recently, in quantum information theory, where principle thinking was given new prominence. The approach allows the book to develop a new understanding of both the history and philosophy of quantum theory, from Planck’s quantum to the Higgs boson, and beyond, and of the thinking the key founding figures, such as Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, Schrödinger, and Dirac, as well as some among more recent theorists. The book also extensively considers the nature of quantum probability, and contains a new interpretation of quantum mechanics, “the statistical Copenhagen interpretation.” Overall, the book’s argument is guided by what Heisenberg called “the spirit of Copenhagen,” which is defined by three great divorces from the preceding foundational thinking in physics—reality from realism, probability from causality, and locality from relativity—and defined the fundamental principles of quantum theory accordingly
Constraints of the unbound : transformation and value in literary interpretation by Arkady Plotnitsky( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to Hegel's philosophy of history by Jean Hyppolite( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hyppolite was the most famous scholar of Hegel in modern France and teacher of five of this century's major French philosophers - Derrida, Deleuze, Foucault, Bataille, and Guattari. This work is an explication of the meaning of Hegel's vision of history. In it, Jean Hyppolite plots the developments - both correct and incorrect, within scholarship and historical events - of the apprehension of Hegel's "Absolute Spirit." The French figures whose thought was shaped by their encounters with Hegel's philosophy represent the extraordinary richness of the intellectual and cultural life of twentieth-century France and define our contemporary intellectual landscape, both modern and postmodern. As a thinker, a great scholar, a translator of Hegel, a professor at and a director of the Ecole Normale (1954-1963), and finally a professor at the College de France, Hyppolite was a shaping force of this landscape. Until now, Hyppolite's work was inaccesible to those who either could not read French or could not read it well enough to appreciate fully the scope and depth of his contribution to Hegel's work. Its availability in English will widen opportunities for participation in the Hegelian renaissance
All shapes of light: The quantum mechanical Shelley by Arkady Plotnitsky( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Idealism Without Absolutes: Philosophy and Romantic Culture (SUNY series, Intersections: philosophy and critical theory) by Tilottama Rajan( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Algebras, geometries and topologies of the fold : Deleuze, Derrida and quasi-mathematical thinking (with Leibniz and Mallarmé) by Arkady Plotnitsky( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bernhard Riemann's conceptual mathematics and the idea of space by Arkady Plotnitsky( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Discourse, mathematics, demonstration, and science in Galileo's "Discourses concerning two new sciences" by Arkady Plotnitsky( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Epistemology and probability by Arkady Plotnitsky( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Legacies of Paul de Man( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than twenty years after his death, Paul de Man remains a haunting presence in the American academy. This work analyzes and evaluates aspects of de Man's powerful legacy. It focuses on: his great theme of 'reading'; his complex notions of 'history', 'materiality', and 'aesthetic ideology'; and his institutional role as a teacher
 
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Complementarity : anti-epistemology after Bohr and Derrida
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The knowable and the unknowable : modern science, nonclassical thought, and the "two cultures"Idealism without absolutes : philosophy and romantic cultureMathematics, science, and postclassical theoryEpistemology and probability : Bohr, Heisenberg, Schrödinger and the nature of quantum-theoretical thinkingReading Bohr : physics and philosophy