## Causality and Chance in Modern PhysicsIn this classic, David Bohm was the first to offer us his causal interpretation of the quantum theory. Causality and Chance in Modern Physics continues to make possible further insight into the meaning of the quantum theory and to suggest ways of extending the theory into new directions. |

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### Contents

FOREWORD BY LOUIS DE BROGLIE page | 11 |

CAUSAlity AND CHANCE IN NATURAL LAW 1 Introduction | 11 |

Causality in Natural Processes | 11 |

Association v Causal Connection | 11 |

Significant Causes in a Given Context | 11 |

More General Criteria for Causal Relationships | 11 |

Causal Laws and the Properties of Things | 12 |

OnetoMany and ManytoOne Causal Relationships | 16 |

Wave Theory of Light | 40 |

Field Theory | 41 |

On the Question of What is the Nature of the Electromagnetic Field | 43 |

Field Theories and Mechanism | 45 |

Molecular Theory of Heat and the Kinetic Theory of Gases | 47 |

THE QUANTUM THEORY | 68 |

ALTERNATIVE INTERPRETATIONS | 104 |

A Specific Example of an Alternative Interpreta | 111 |

Contingency Chance and Statistical Law | 20 |

The Theory of Probability | 25 |

General Considerations on the Laws of Nature | 29 |

Conclusion | 32 |

THE PHILOSOPHY OF MECHANISM 1 Introduction | 34 |

The Philosophy of Mechanism | 36 |

Developments away from Mechanism in Classical Physics | 39 |

MORE GENERAL CONCEPT OF NATURAL | 130 |

More Detailed Exposition of the Meaning | 137 |

Reciprocal Relationships and the Approximate | 143 |

On the Abstract Character of the Notion | 153 |

Reversibility versus Irreversibility of the Laws | 160 |

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