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The view from Copenhagen

Stig Stenholm

in The Quest for Reality

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780199603589
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729270 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603589.003.0003
The view from Copenhagen

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This chapter summarizes the life and work of Niels Bohr. It presents his view of modern physics and possible influences on him, and the impact of his activities. In particular, the chapter discusses the role of his philosophy mentor Høffding and colleague Rosenfeld. Finally the chapter compares Bohr's approach to the pragmatism of William James.

Keywords: Bohr on physics; Bohr and philosophy; Høffding; Rosenfeld

Chapter.  17622 words. 

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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