Pragmatism, Bohr, and the Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

  title={Pragmatism, Bohr, and the Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics},
  author={Reza Maleeh and Parisa Amani},
  journal={International Studies in the Philosophy of Science},
  pages={353 - 367}
  • R. Maleeh, Parisa Amani
  • Published 1 December 2013
  • Philosophy
  • International Studies in the Philosophy of Science
In this article, we argue that although Bohr's version of the Copenhagen interpretation is in line with several key elements of logical positivism, pragmatism is the closest approximation to a classification of the Copenhagen interpretation, whether or not pragmatists directly influenced the key figures of the interpretation. Pragmatism already encompasses important elements of operationalism and logical positivism, especially the liberalized Carnapian reading of logical positivism. We suggest… 
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