Unity and Continuity in Niels Bohr's Philosophy of Physics
2013, cm 17 x 24, xii-212 pp.
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What’s the relationship between science and metaphysics? How can the scientist’s cultural background and the daily life inspire his scientific discoveries? Starting from such questions, the author goes on enlightening some of the most controversial aspects of Niels Bohr’s interpretation of Quantum Mechanics. The author plows on, trying to delineate the process of discovering made by the Danish scientist, by means of epistemological analysis and an accurate historiographical reconstruction.
Roberto Angeloni was awarded the doctorate in History, Philosophy and Pedagogy of the Sciences at the University of Cagliari after graduating in Philosophy at Bologna. His research interest lies primarily in the early quantum theory, the foundational problems arising from the elaboration of Bohr’s research programme since 1913, and the advent of wave and matrix mechanics. Angeloni also carried on research and teaching in the history and philosophy of biological sciences, in particular Charles Darwin and the debate on evolutionism. As a lecturer, he taught History of Science at the University of Cagliari, where he has completed a two-year post-doctoral programme.
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