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ERIC Number: EJ844004
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
"Mysticism" in Quantum Mechanics: The Forgotten Controversy
Marin, Juan Miguel
European Journal of Physics, v30 n4 p807-822 Jul 2009
This paper argues that a European controversy over a "mystical" hypothesis, one assigning the mind a role to play at the material level of reality, shaped much of the debate over the interpretation of the quantum equations. It traces back the controversy to the past two decades, beginning in the late 1920s--birth of quantum theory--and concluding with Erwin Schrodinger's lectures published as "Mind and Matter". Becoming aware of the issues at stake can help us understand the historical, philosophical and cultural background from which today's physics emerged.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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