Paradigms and Paradoxes: The Philosophical Challenge of the Quantum Domain

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Robert G. Colodny
University of Pittsburgh Pre, Jan 15, 1972 - Philosophy - 466 pages
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The revolution involving the foundations of the physical sciences heralded by relativity and quantum theories has been stimulating philosophers for many years. Both of these comprehensive sets of concepts have involved profound challenges to traditional theories of epistemology, ontology, and language. This volume gathers six experts in physics, logic and philosophy to discuss developments in space exploration and nuclear science and their impact on the philosophy of science.
 

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Contents

Some Conceptual Problems of Quantum Theory
3
Philsosphical Implications of Contemporary Particle Physics
33
The Physics of Logic
47
Einstein Versus Bohr
67
Part I Einsteins Objections to Quantum Theory
69
Part II The Philosophy of Niles Bohr
132
Postscript
209
Appendices
213
A Formal Aproach to the Philosophy of Science
303
On the Cenceptual Structure of Quantum Mechanics
367
Index of Names
439
Index of Topics
443
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Robert G. Colodny was professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh, and the editor of numerous books on philosophy of science including: The Nature and Function of Scientific Theories: Essays in Contemporary Science and Philosophy; Paradigms and Paradoxes: The Philosophical Challenges of the Quantum Domain; and Mind and Cosmos: Essays in Contemporary Science and Philosophy.

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