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Author Beller, Mara.

Title Quantum dialogue : the making of a revolution / Mara Beller.

Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [1999]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM ERC  530.12 BELL    DUE 15-11-19
Physical description xv, 365 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Science and its conceptual foundations.
Science and its conceptual foundations.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [327]-354) and index.
Contents 1. Novelty and Dogma -- Pt. 1. Dialogical Emergence. 2. Matrix Theory in Flux. 3. Quantum Philosophy in Flux. 4. The Dialogical Emergence of Heisenberg's Uncertainty Paper. 5. The Polyphony of Heisenberg's Uncertainty Paper. 6. The Dialogical Birth of Bohr's Complementarity. 7. The Challenge of Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen and the Two Voices of Bohr's Response -- Pt. 2. Rhetorical Consolidation. 8. The Polyphony of the Copenhagen Interpretation and the Rhetoric of Antirealism. 9. The Copenhagen Dogma: The Rhetoric of Finality and Inevitability. 10. Constructing the Orthodox Narrative. 11. The Myth of Wave-Particle Complementarity. 12. Complementarity as Metaphor. 13. Hero Worship, Construction of Paradigms, and Opposition. 14. Dialogues or Paradigms? 15. Dialogical Philosophy and Historiography: A Tentative Outline.
Summary "In Quantum Dialogue, Mara Beller shows that science is rooted not just in conversation but in disagreement, doubt, and uncertainty. She argues that it is precisely this culture of dialogue and controversy within the scientific community that fuels creativity."--BOOK JACKET. "Beller begins with the emergence of Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, Born's probabilistic interpretation, and Bohr's complementarity principle, demonstrating how theoretical concerns, experiment, logic, emotions, and ambitions all play a crucial role in the emergence of novelty. From there she proceeds to construct a radical new reading of the history of the quantum revolution, especially the development of the Copenhagen interpretation."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Quantum theory.
Communication in physics.
Physics -- Philosophy.
ISBN 0226041816 (cloth : alk. paper)