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© 1997

The Message of the Atoms

Essays on Wolfgang Pauli and the Unspeakable

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Introduction

    1. Kalervo V. Laurikainen
      Pages 1-4
  3. Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-6
    2. Kalervo V. Laurikainen
      Pages 7-14
    3. Kalervo V. Laurikainen
      Pages 15-24
    4. Kalervo V. Laurikainen
      Pages 25-34
    5. Kalervo V. Laurikainen
      Pages 35-38
  4. Facts and Interpretations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-40
    2. Kalervo V. Laurikainen
      Pages 41-47
    3. Kalervo V. Laurikainen
      Pages 53-59
    4. Kalervo V. Laurikainen
      Pages 61-69
    5. Kalervo V. Laurikainen
      Pages 71-91
  5. Creation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-94
    2. Kalervo V. Laurikainen
      Pages 95-114
    3. Kalervo V. Laurikainen
      Pages 115-120
    4. Kalervo V. Laurikainen
      Pages 121-132
    5. Kalervo V. Laurikainen
      Pages 133-139
  6. The Outline of Reality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-142
    2. Kalervo V. Laurikainen
      Pages 143-152
    3. Kalervo V. Laurikainen
      Pages 153-162

About this book

Introduction

The Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics has established the language that is generally used when quantum mechanics is applied. In Parts I and II and in the first chapter of Part III, the author describes the main features in the philosophy behind the Copenhagen interpretation. What then follows are his personal views on the basis of this "Copenhagen philosophy". The author hopes to convince the reader of the incompatibility of quantum mechanics with realism if the latter neglects the role of consciousness in the conceptions of reality. He also tries to pave the road for a timely discussion of the science-religion debate in view of a correct interpretation of the message of nature spelled out in the language of quantum physics.

Keywords

atoms mechanics philosophy quantum mechanics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.KlaukkalaFinland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Message of the Atoms
  • Book Subtitle Essays on Wolfgang Pauli and the Unspeakable
  • Authors Kalervo V. Laurikainen
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-60560-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-61754-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-64457-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-60560-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 206
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Original Finnish edition published by Yliopistopaino/Helsinki University Press 1994
  • Topics Quantum Physics
    Quantum Information Technology, Spintronics
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