Niels Bohr on the wave function and the classical/quantum divide

@article{Zinkernagel2016NielsBO,
  title={Niels Bohr on the wave function and the classical/quantum divide},
  author={Henrik Zinkernagel},
  journal={arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics},
  year={2016}
}
  • H. Zinkernagel
  • Published 2016
  • Philosophy, Physics
  • arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics
It is well known that Niels Bohr insisted on the necessity of classical concepts in the account of quantum phenomena. But there is little consensus concerning his reasons, and what he exactly meant by this. In this paper, I re-examine Bohr's interpretation of quantum mechanics, and argue that the necessity of the classical can be seen as part of his response to the measurement problem. More generally, I attempt to clarify Bohr's view on the classical/quantum divide, arguing that the relation… Expand

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