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  • Philip R. Wallace


Philosophical discussion of the “meaning” of quantum theory has over the years reflected the philosophical differences between the Heisenberg and Schrodinger viewpoints. A longstanding dispute took place between Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein, with Bohr pursuing the philosophical approach of Heisenberg and Einstein adhering to what came to be known as the “realistic” view.


Quantum Mechanic Physical World Physical Entity Philosophical Discussion Macroscopic System 
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  • Philip R. Wallace
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  1. 1.McGill UniversityVictoriaCanada

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