© 1994

Niels Bohr and Contemporary Philosophy

  • Jan Faye
  • Henry J. Folse

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 153)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Mara Beller, Arthur Fine
    Pages 1-31
  3. Catherine Chevalley
    Pages 33-55
  4. James T. Cushing
    Pages 57-75
  5. David Favrholdt
    Pages 77-96
  6. Jan Faye
    Pages 97-118
  7. John Honner
    Pages 141-153
  8. Henry Krips
    Pages 269-277
  9. Edward Mackinnon
    Pages 279-302
  10. Dugald Murdoch
    Pages 303-324
  11. Henry P. Stapp
    Pages 345-352
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 353-388

About this book


Since the Niels Bohr centenary of 1985 there has been an astonishing international surge of scholarly analyses of Bohr's philosophy. Now for the first time in Niels Bohr and Contemporary Philosophy Jan Faye and Henry Folse have brought together sixteen of today's leading authors who have helped mould this new round of discussions on Bohr's philosophy. In fifteen entirely new, previously unpublished essays we discover a surprising variety of the different facets of Bohr as the natural philosopher whose `framework of complementarity' shaped the final phase of the quantum revolution and influenced two generations of the century's leading physicists. There is much on which the authors included here agree; but there are also polar disagreements, which assure us that the philosophical questions revolving around Bohr's `new viewpoint' will continue to be a subject of scholarly interest and discussion for years to come.
This collection will interest all serious students of history and philosophy of science, and foundations of physics.


Immanuel Kant mechanics philosophy of science quantum mechanics science subject

Editors and affiliations

  • Jan Faye
    • 1
  • Henry J. Folse
    • 2
  1. 1.Carlsberg FoundationCopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyLoyola UniversityUSA

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