# Complementarity and Scientific Rationality

@article{Saunders2005ComplementarityAS, title={Complementarity and Scientific Rationality}, author={Simon Saunders}, journal={Foundations of Physics}, year={2005}, volume={35}, pages={417-447} }

Bohr’s interpretation of quantum mechanics has been criticized as incoherent and opportunistic, and based on doubtful philosophical premises. If so Bohr’s influence, in the pre-war period of 1927–1939, is the harder to explain, and the acceptance of his approach to quantum mechanics over de Broglie’s had no reasonable foundation. But Bohr’s interpretation changed little from the time of its first appearance, and stood independent of any philosophical presuppositions. The principle of…

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