Writings on Physics and Philosophy / Edition 1

Writings on Physics and Philosophy / Edition 1

by Wolfgang Pauli
     
 

ISBN-10: 354056859X

ISBN-13: 9783540568599

Pub. Date: 09/27/1994

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

Like Bohr, Einstein and Heisenberg, Wolfgang Pauli was not only a Nobel laureate and one of the creators of modern physics, but also an eminent philosopher of modern science.
This is the first book in English to include all his famous articles on physics and epistemology. They were actually translated during Pauli's lifetime by R. Schlapp and are now edited and

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Like Bohr, Einstein and Heisenberg, Wolfgang Pauli was not only a Nobel laureate and one of the creators of modern physics, but also an eminent philosopher of modern science.
This is the first book in English to include all his famous articles on physics and epistemology. They were actually translated during Pauli's lifetime by R. Schlapp and are now edited and annotated by Pauli's former assistant Ch. Enz.
Pauli writes about the philosophical significance of complementarity, about space,time and causality, symmetry and the exclusion principle, but also about therole of the unconscious in modern science. His famous article on Kepler is included as well as many historical essays on Bohr,
Ehrenfest,and Einstein as well as on the influence of the unconscious on scientific theories.
The book addresses not only physicists, philosophers and historians of science, but also the general public.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540568599
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
09/27/1994
Edition description:
1994
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Preface: The History of this Translation: Paul Rosbaud, Friend and Publisher of Wolfgang Pauli1
Robert Schlapp (1899-1991)7
Wolfgang Pauli (1900-1958): A Biographical Introduction13
1Matter27
2The Philosophical Significance of the Idea of Complementarity35
3Probability and Physics43
4Niels Bohr on His 60th Birthday49
5Sommerfeld's Contributions to Quantum Theory59
6Arnold Sommerfeld69
7Rydberg and the Periodic System of the Elements73
8Paul Ehrenfest79
9Einstein's Contribution to Quantum Theory85
10Space, Time and Causality in Modern Physics95
11The Theory of Relativity and Science107
12Impressions of Albert Einstein113
13Albert Einstein and the Development of Physics117
14Theory and Experiment125
15Phenomenon and Physical Reality127
16Science and Western Thought137
17Ideas of the Unconscious from the Standpoint of Natural Science and Epistemology149
18Exclusion Principle and Quantum Mechanics165
19The Violation of Reflection Symmetries in the Laws of Atomic Physics183
20On the Earlier and More Recent History of the Neutrino193
21The Influence of Archetypal Ideas on the Scientific Theories of Kepler219
Name Index281

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