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The Origins of Heisenberg’s Program

  • Alexander S. BlumEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in History of Science and Technology book series (BRIEFSHIST)

Abstract

Heisenberg’s path of constructing a novel, fundamental theory on the basis of the philosophical principle of reductive monism has its origins in the manifold constraints on scientific research in postwar Germany. In 1941, Heisenberg had become director of the Kaiser Wilhelm (today: Max Planck) Institute for Physics, then located in Berlin.

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  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für WissenschaftsgeschichteBerlinGermany

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