Scientists sometimes pretend that what they do is as natural as breathing, and hence they have no philosophies. But Heisenberg, Bohr, Schrodinger, and Einstein all paid attention to theirs, and indeed no scientific discipline in this century has attracted more philosophical comment than quantum physics.172 Should one not therefore make a compendium of these views, the better to shift truth from error?
KeywordsQuantum Mechanic Large Hadron Collider Naive Realism Vital Force Complementarity Principle
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- Professional philosophers prefer, in place of my naive realism, either “critical” or “representational” realism; see the article “Realism” in: The Encylopedia of Philosophy, Paul Edwards, ed.Google Scholar
- Corpuscles: see Whittaker (1951), p. 31–32.Google Scholar
- Die Naturwissenshaften 17, 1929, p. 483–486; the first reprinted in Wheeler and Zurek.Google Scholar