Niels Bohr as Philosopher of Experiment: Does Decoherence Theory Challenge Bohr's Doctrine of Classical Concepts?

  title={Niels Bohr as Philosopher of Experiment: Does Decoherence Theory Challenge Bohr's Doctrine of Classical Concepts?},
  author={Kristian Camilleri and Maximilian Schlosshauer},
  journal={arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics},
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