Complementarity and Scientific Rationality

  title={Complementarity and Scientific Rationality},
  author={Simon Saunders},
  journal={Foundations of Physics},
  • S. Saunders
  • Published 24 December 2004
  • Mathematics, Physics
  • Foundations of Physics
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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