David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
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Perspectives on Science 15 (2):178-201 (2007)
: This paper examines the transformation which occurs in Heisenberg's understanding of indeterminacy in quantum mechanics between 1926 and 1928. After his initial but unsuccessful attempt to construct new quantum concepts of space and time, in 1927 Heisenberg presented an operational definition of concepts such as 'position' and 'velocity'. Yet, after discussions with Bohr, he came to the realisation that classical concepts such as position and momentum are indispensable in quantum mechanics in spite of their limited applicability. This transformation in Heisenberg's thought, which centres on his theory of meaning, marks the critical turning point in his interpretation of quantum mechanics
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