'Mysticism' in quantum mechanics: the forgotten controversy

  title={'Mysticism' in quantum mechanics: the forgotten controversy},
  author={J. M. Mar{\'i}n},
  journal={European Journal of Physics},
  • J. M. Marín
  • Published 2009
  • Physics
  • European Journal of Physics
  • This paper argues that a European controversy over a 'mystical' hypothesis, one assigning the mind a role to play at the material level of reality, shaped much of the debate over the interpretation of the quantum equations. It traces back the controversy to the past two decades, beginning in the late 1920s—birth of quantum theory—and concluding with Erwin Schrodinger's lectures published as 'Mind and Matter'. Becoming aware of the issues at stake can help us understand the historical… CONTINUE READING
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