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Olaf Engler

Scientific Philosophy and Quantum Physics

The talk aims at investigating the relation between the emergence and development of quantum physics and scientific philosophy in the 1920s and 1930s. Primarily, I will focus on two central figures of scientific philosophy: Hans Reichenbach and Moritz Schlick. As their published papers, More Scientific Philosophy and Quantum Physics

Michael Stöltzner

Vienna Indeterminism and the Problems of Quantum Mechanical Causality

In my paper, I sketch a debate between physicist-philosophers at Vienna and Berlin about the idea that the basic laws of nature are genuinely indeterministic. It had started long before the advent of quantum mechanics, but would chiefly influence how More Vienna Indeterminism and the Problems of Quantum Mechanical Causality

Skuli Sigurdsson

Quantum Mechanics and a New Thought Style: Die Naturwissenschaften in the Interwar Years

The scientific journal Die Naturwissenschaften was an important platform for producing and disseminating results at the frontiers of research in the interwar years. It was published weekly by Springer Verlag More Quantum Mechanics and a New Thought Style: Die Naturwissenschaften in the Interwar Years

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