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David Bohm: Causality and Chance, Letters to Three Women

  • Chris Talbot

Table of contents

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About this book

Introduction

The letters transcribed in this book were written by physicist David Bohm to three close female acquaintances in the period 1950 to 1956. They provide a background to his causal interpretation of quantum mechanics and the Marxist philosophy that inspired his scientific work in quantum theory, probability and statistical mechanics. In his letters, Bohm reveals the ideas that led to his ground breaking book Causality and Chance in Modern Physics. The political arguments as well as the acute personal problems contained in these letters help to give a rounded, human picture of this leading scientist and twentieth century thinker.

Keywords

David Bohm Causality and Chance Marxist Philosophy Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics Bohm letters Bohmian quantum mechanics Realist interpretation

Editors and affiliations

  • Chris Talbot
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  1. 1.OxfordUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55492-1
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-55491-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-55492-1
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