David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
The idea of complementarity already appears in William James’ (1890a, p. 206) Principles of Psychology in the chapter on “the relations of minds to other things”. Later, in 1927, Niels Bohr introduced complementarity as a fundamental concept in quantum mechanics. It refers to properties (observables) that a system cannot have simultaneously, and which cannot be simultaneously measured with arbitrarily high accuracy. Yet, in the context of classical physics they would both be needed for an exhaustive description of the system.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library||
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Thomas Filk & Hartmann Römer (2011). Generalized Quantum Theory: Overview and Latest Developments. [REVIEW] Axiomathes 21 (2):211-220.
Thomas Filk (2011). Non-Classical Correlations in Bistable Perception? Axiomathes 21 (2):221-232.
Similar books and articles
Paul Busch & Christopher Shilladay, Complementarity and Uncertainty in Mach-Zehnder Interferometry and Beyond.
Harald Atmanspacher (2006). Complementarity in Classical Dynamical Systems. Foundations of Physics 36 (2):291-306.
Harald Atmanspacher (2002). Weak Quantum Theory: Complementarity and Entanglement in Physics and Beyond. [REVIEW] Foundations of Physics 32 (3):379-406.
Dugald Murdoch (1987). Niels Bohr's Philosophy of Physics. Cambridge University Press.
K. Sundaram (1972). Kant or Cassirer: A Study in Complementarity. Journal for General Philosophy of Science 3 (1):40-48.
Henry J. Folse (1985). The Philosophy of Niels Bohr: The Framework of Complementarity. Sole Distributors for the U.S.A. And Canada, Elsevier Science Pub. Co..
Klaus Meyer-Abich (2004). Bohr's Complementarity and Goldstein's Holism in Reflective Pragmatism. Mind and Matter 2 (2):91-103.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads31 ( #57,349 of 1,102,934 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #120,755 of 1,102,934 )
How can I increase my downloads?