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  • ISBN: 9780226041810
  • ISBN10: 0226041816

Quantum Dialogue The Making of a Revolution

by Mara Beller

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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 12/01/1999
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List of IllustrationsPreface and Acknowledgments1. Novelty and DogmaDialogical CreativityRhetorical StrategiesPart One: Dialogical Emergence2. Matrix Theory in FluxIntroductionA Revision of the Origins of the Matrix TheoryThe Emotional Confrontation between the Matrix Physicists and SchrdingerBorn's Probabilistic Interpretation: A Case Study of "Concepts in Flux"3. Quantum Philosophy in FluxIntroductionPositivism in FluxIndeterminism in Flux4. The Dialogical Emergence of Heisenberg's Uncertainty PaperIntroductionDialogue with SchrdingerDialogue with PauliDialogue with DiracDialogue with JordanDialogues with "Lesser" Scientists5. The Polyphony of Heisenberg's Uncertainty PaperIntroductionThe Polyphony of the Notion of InterpretationThe Contingency of AcausalityAnschaulichkeitand the Status of Classical Concepts6. The Dialogical Birth of Bohr's ComplementarityIntroductionDialogue with Schrdinger: The Structure of AtomsDialogue with Einstein and ComptonDialogue with CampbellClash with Heisenberg: Setting the Historical Record StraightConfrontation with PauliConclusion7. The Challenge of Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen and the Two Voices of Bohr's ResponseTwo Voices in Bohr's Response to Einstein-Podolsky-RosenBohr's Victory?Disturbance, Reality, and AcausalityBohr's Doctrine of the Indispensability of Classical Concepts and the Correspondence PrinciplePart Two: Rhetorical Consolidation8. The Polyphony of the Copenhagen Interpretation and the Rhetoric of AntirealismIntroductionWhat Scientists "Need Not" and "Must Not" DoThe Appeal of Antirealism: Some General ConsiderationsReality, Classical Concepts, and SymbolsThe Appeal of Antirealism: Bohr's VersionAntirealism and OppositionThe Appearance of Consensus and Conclusion9. The Copenhagen Dogma: The Rhetoric of Finality and InevitabilityIntroductionAcausality and the Indispensability of Classical ConceptsOperationalism: From Consistency to Inevitability ArgumentsBohm on Classical versus Quantum Concepts and on Indeterminism10. Constructing the Orthodox NarrativeIntroduction: "Whiggish" History and "Winner's" StrategiesDiscontinuities and Quantum JumpsIndeterminism and Historiographical Doubts11. The Myth of Wave-Particle ComplementarityIntroduction: The Dramatic Historical NarrativeMathematical Physicists and the Wave-Particle DilemmaAmbiguity and the Wave-Particle IssueIdeological and Pedagogical Uses of Wave-Particle Complementarity12. Complementarity as MetaphorIntroductionThe Web of Correspondences and Harmonies"Wholeness" as MetaphorBohr: Mathematics and Common LanguageMetaphorical Appeal and Conclusion13. Hero Worship, Construction of Paradigms, and OppositionIntroductionBohr and Hero WorshipThe Issue of ConsistencyOpposition, Paradigms, and Past Science14. Dialogues or Paradigms?IntroductionHeisenberg's "Closed Theories" and Kuhnian "Paradigms"Where Did Kuhnian Incommensurability Come From?Hanson's Incommensurability and the Copenhagen DogmaParadigms and the History of ScienceParadigms and HolismParadigms and Creativity15. Dialogical Philosophy and Historiography: A Tentative OutlineIn Praise of DisagreementThe Philosophical and Historiographical Advantages of DialogismTheory as Practice: Between Tools and MetaphorsTruth and BeautyReferencesIndex
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