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dc.contributor.authorAllori, Valiaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-05T16:48:53Z
dc.date.available2016-04-05T16:48:53Z
dc.date.issued2015-03-05
dc.identifier.citation"Quantum Mechanics and Paradigm Shifts." Topoi 32 (2): 313-323 (2015).en_US
dc.identifier.otherdoi: 10.1007/s11245-014-9295-y
dc.identifier.urihttp://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/16045
dc.description.abstractIt has been argued that the transition from classical to quantum mechanics is an example of a Kuhnian scientific revolution, in which there is a shift from the simple, intuitive, straightforward classical paradigm, to the quantum, convoluted, counterintuitive, amazing new quantum paradigm. In this paper, after having clarified what these quantum paradigms are supposed to be, I analyze whether they constitute a radical departure from the classical paradigm. Contrary to what is commonly maintained, I argue that, in addition to radical quantum paradigms, there are also legitimate ways of understanding the quantum world that do not require any substantial change to the classical paradigm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlandsen_US
dc.subjectQuantum mechanicsen_US
dc.subjectClassical mechanicsen_US
dc.subjectKuhnian scientific revolutionsen_US
dc.subjectParadigm shiftsen_US
dc.titleQuantum Mechanics and Paradigm Shiftsen_US
dc.type.genreArticleen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Philosophyen_US


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