Foundations of Physics 40 (9-10):1171-1188 (2010)

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The article investigates the way in which Peter Mittelstaedt has been contributing to the philosophy of physics for half a century. It is shown that he pursues a path between rationalism and empiricism in the sense of Erhard Scheibe’s philosophy of the physicists. Starting from Kant’s a priori he gives a rational reconstruction of the conceptual revolutions of 20th century physics. The central topic of his philosophy of physics is the quest for semantic self-consistency, which for quantum mechanics is a hard nut to crack
Keywords A priori  Conceptual change  Object constitution  Quantum theory  Relativity  Semantic self-consistency  Unsharp properties
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