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Niels Bohr and the Philosophy of Physics: Twenty-First-Century Perspectives

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2018.10.09 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jan Faye and Henry J. Folse (eds.), Niels Bohr and the Philosophy of Physics: Twenty-First-Century Perspectives, Bloomsbury, 2017, 384pp., $114.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781350035126. Reviewed by Brian Hepburn, Wichita State University This is a handsome, well-edited, fascinating volume with a subject that is remarkable in at least two ways. Firstly, it is striking that now, even after a century, there should be so much to say about Bohr's interpretation of quantum mechanics (or interpretations, as might be the lesson of this book). This is especially remarkable given that there was already the centenary volume of Bohr's birth (which was 1885, though the volume, also edited by Jan Faye and Henry J. Folse, came out in 1994). In their introduction, the editors seem to characterize this as a sequel to the 1994 collection. It is a testament to the richness of Bohr's thought and the thoroughness of Bohr scholarship that. . .

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