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Single Idea 20461

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / B. Concepts of Nature / 2. The Unlimited]

Full Idea

The notions of fields and particles, separated by Faraday and Maxwell, end up merging in quantum mechanics.

Gist of Idea

The basic ideas of fields and particles are merged in quantum mechanics

Source

Carlo Rovelli (Reality is Not What it Seems [2014], 04)

A Reaction

This sounds to me just like Anaximander's 'apeiron' - the unlimited [Rovelli agrees! p.168]. Anaximander predicted the wall which enquiry would hit, but we now have more detail.

Book Reference

Rovelli,Carlo: 'Reality is Not What it Seems', ed/tr. Carnell/Segre [Penguin 2016], p.107