Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Feynman, Richard
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Knowledge I 363
Principle of the Shortest Time/Fermat/"Knowledge"/Feynman: how does light know which path to take?
Important: there is an area near the optimum point where, in the first approximation, there is no significant change in time. But there is in second order.
Feynman: this is not about causality!
In fact, the light decides! It practically smells the right path.
This is related to the wavelength.

I 538
Knowledge/Saying/Language/Uncertainty Principle/Feynman: that we cannot precisely measure place and impulse does not mean a priori that we cannot talk about it. It just means we do not need to talk about it!
Genz II
Knowledge/Atoms/Atomism/Feynman: if all physical knowledge were destroyed and only one insight was preserved, the thesis that everything is made of atoms would be the most important one.

R. Feynman
Vom Wesen physikalischer Gesetze München 1993

Fey I
R. Feynman
Vorlesungen über Physik I München 2001

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-03-27