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Prior Interpretations of Complementarity

  • Makoto Katsumori
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Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 286)

Abstract

Bohr’s idea of complementarity is generally characterized as a key component of what is called the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum theory. As quantum mechanics was firmly established as a cornerstone of modern physics, and as the Copenhagen interpretation became predominant over the competing accounts, Bohr’s complementarity became widely recognized as an essential constituent of the ‘orthodoxy.’ This does not mean, however, that his point of view was universally accepted or always clearly or unambiguously understood.

Keywords

Logical Positivist Copenhagen Interpretation Hermeneutic Philosophy Atomic Object Diachronic Change 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Education and Human StudiesAkita UniversityAkitaJapan

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