# Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy in the Research on the Foundations of Quantum Physics: E.P. Wigner's Case #

@article{Freire2006OrthodoxyAH, title={Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy in the Research on the Foundations of Quantum Physics: E.P. Wigner's Case \#}, author={Olival Freire}, journal={arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics}, year={2006} }

Dealing with Eugene Wigner’s ideas on the measurement procedure in quantum physics and unearthing the controversy that pitted him against supporters of the interpretation of complementarity, I will show how Wigner and his followers contributed to the defeat of a seemingly unshakeable consensus. In fact, although he intended to defend what seemed to him to be orthodoxy, he himself became a heterodox. I suggest that Wigner’s conjectures on the role of consciousness in physical phenomena were not…

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