Heisenberg, Physics and Philosophy

  title={Heisenberg, Physics and Philosophy},
  author={L{\'e}on Rosenfeld},
Physics and PhilosophyThe Revolution in Modern Science. By Prof. Werner Heisenberg. (World Perspectives.) Pp. 176. (London: George Allen and Unwin, Ltd., 1959.) 15s. net. 
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