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  1. Constructing the Myth of the Copenhagen Interpretation.Kristian Camilleri - 2009 - Perspectives on Science 17 (1):pp. 26-57.
    According to the standard view, the so-called ‘Copenhagen interpretation’ of quantum mechanics originated in discussions between Bohr and Heisenberg in 1927, and was defended by Bohr in his classic debate with Einstein. Yet recent scholarship has shown Bohr’s views were never widely accepted, let alone properly understood, by his contemporaries, many of whom held divergent views of the ‘Copenhagen orthodoxy’. This paper examines how the ‘myth of the Copenhagen interpretation’ was constructed by situating it in the context of Soviet Marxist (...)
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    Niels Bohr as Philosopher of Experiment: Does Decoherence Theory Challenge Bohr׳s Doctrine of Classical Concepts?Kristian Camilleri & Maximilian Schlosshauer - 2015 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 49:73-83.
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    Toward a Constructivist Epistemology of Thought Experiments in Science.Kristian Camilleri - 2014 - Synthese 191 (8):1697-1716.
    This paper presents a critical analysis of Tamar Szabó Gendler’s view of thought experiments, with the aim of developing further a constructivist epistemology of thought experiments in science. While the execution of a thought experiment cannot be reduced to standard forms of inductive and deductive inference, in the process of working though a thought experiment, a logical argument does emerge and take shape. Taking Gendler’s work as a point of departure, I argue that performing a thought experiment involves a process (...)
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    A History of Entanglement: Decoherence and the Interpretation Problem.Kristian Camilleri - 2009 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 40 (4):290-302.
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    Bohr, Heisenberg and the Divergent Views of Complementarity.Kristian Camilleri - 2007 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 38 (3):514-528.
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    Heisenberg and the Wave–Particle Duality.Kristian Camilleri - 2006 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 37 (2):298-315.
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    The Role of Heuristic Appraisal in Conflicting Assessments of String Theory.Kristian Camilleri & Sophie Ritson - 2015 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 51:44-56.
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    Knowing What Would Happen: The Epistemic Strategies in Galileo's Thought Experiments.Kristian Camilleri - 2015 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 54:102-112.
  9. Heisenberg and the Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics : The Physicist as Philosopher.Kristian Camilleri - 2009 - University of Melbourne.
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    Heisenberg and the Transformation of Kantian Philosophy.Kristian Camilleri - 2005 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 19 (3):271 – 287.
    In this paper, I argue that Heisenberg's mature philosophy of quantum mechanics must be understood in the context of his epistemological project to reinterpret and redefine Kant's notion of the a priori. After discussions with Weizsäcker and Hermann in Leipzig in the 1930s, Heisenberg attempted to ground his interpretation of quantum mechanics on what might be termed a 'practical' transformation of Kantian philosophy. Taking as his starting point, Bohr's doctrine of the indispensability of classical concepts, Heisenberg argued that concepts such (...)
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    Indeterminacy and the Limits of Classical Concepts: The Transformation of Heisenberg's Thought.Kristian Camilleri - 2007 - Perspectives on Science 15 (2):178-201.
    : 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 (...)
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    Contested Boundaries: The String Theory Debates and Ideologies of Science.Sophie Ritson & Kristian Camilleri - 2015 - Perspectives on Science 23 (2):192-227.
    “The confrontation between string theory and its critics,” writes Jarod Lanier, “is one of the great intellectual dramas of our age”. String theory is widely regarded by its practitioners as the only the only viable option for constructing a unified theory of gravity and elementary particle physics. It has attracted an unprecedented number of researchers, including many Nobel Laureates, and has been instrumental in opening up new areas at the intersection of mathematics and physics.. Yet, since the 1980s it has (...)
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    Suman Seth. Crafting the Quantum: Arnold Sommerfeld and the Practice of Theory, 1890–1926. Vii + 376 Pp., Illus., Index. Cambridge, Mass./London: MIT Press, 2009. $32. [REVIEW]Kristian Camilleri - 2011 - Isis 102 (2):375-376.
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    Crafting the Quantum: Arnold Sommerfeld and the Practice of Theory, 1890–1926. [REVIEW]Kristian Camilleri - 2011 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 102:375-376.
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    Cathryn Carson;, Alexei Kojevnikov;, Helmuth Trischler . Weimar Culture and Quantum Mechanics: Selected Papers by Paul Forman and Contemporary Perspectives on the Forman Thesis. Xvi + 542 Pp., Illus., Bibl. Covent Garden: Imperial College Press; Hackensack, N.J.: World Scientific Publishing, 2011. $150. [REVIEW]Kristian Camilleri - 2012 - Isis 103 (4):794-796.
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    Weimar Culture and Quantum Mechanics: Selected Papers by Paul Forman and Contemporary Perspectives on the Forman Thesis. [REVIEW]Kristian Camilleri - 2012 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 103:794-796.
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