An unpublished debate brought to light: Karl Popper's enterprise against the logic of quantum mechanics

  title={An unpublished debate brought to light: Karl Popper's enterprise against the logic of quantum mechanics},
  author={Flavio Del Santo},
  journal={arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics},
  • Flavio Del Santo
  • Published 14 October 2019
  • History
  • arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics

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