Constructing the Myth of the Copenhagen Interpretation

  title={Constructing the Myth of the Copenhagen Interpretation},
  author={Kristian Camilleri},
  journal={Perspectives on Science},
According to the standard view, the so-called Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics originated in discussions between Bohr and Heisenberg in 1927, and was defended by Bohr in his classic debate with Einstein. Yet recent scholarship has shown Bohr's views were never widely accepted, let alone properly understood, by his contemporaries, many of whom held divergent views of the Copenhagen orthodoxy. This paper examines how the myth of the Copenhagen interpretation was constructed by… Expand
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