The Chimerical Cat: Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics in Historical Perspective

@article{Brush1980TheCC,
  title={The Chimerical Cat: Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics in Historical Perspective},
  author={Stephen G. Brush},
  journal={Social Studies of Science},
  year={1980},
  volume={10},
  pages={393 - 447}
}
  • S. Brush
  • Published 1 November 1980
  • Philosophy
  • Social Studies of Science
The establishment of the Heisenberg-Schrodinger quantum mechanics in 1926 was undoubtedly the most important event m the history of twentieth-century science - for science itself, even if not for society. One might therefore suppose that the metaphysical conclusions associated with quantum mechanics are a major part of our present view of the world The purpose of this paper is to show that two of these conclusions - indeterminism, and the denial of independent reality to atomic properties - are… 
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