The Description of Nature: Niels Bohr and the Philosophy of Quantum Physics

Oxford University Press (1987)
Niels Bohr, founding father of modern atomic physics and quantum theory, was as original a philosopher as he was a physicist. This study explores several dimensions of Bohr's vision: the formulation of quantum theory and the problems associated with its interpretation, the notions of complementarity and correspondence, the debates with Einstein about objectivity and realism, and his sense of the infinite harmony of nature. Honner focuses on Bohr's epistemological lesson, the conviction that all our description of nature is dependent on the words we use and the ways we can unambiguously use them.
Keywords Quantum theory  Physics Philosophy  Philosophy of nature
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Call number QC174.12.H663 1987
ISBN(s) 0198249764   9780198249764  
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