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Bohr e Einstein: Filosofia, Debate e Controvérsia

Bohr e Einstein: Filosofia, Debate e Controvérsia

Rodolfo Petrônio da Costa, “Bohr e Einstein: Filosofia, Debate e Controvérsia,” Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 74, no. 1 (2018): 279–94, DOI 10.17990/RPF/2018_74_1_0279

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Bohr e Einstein: Filosofia, Debate e Controvérsia

Type Journal Article
Author Rodolfo Petrônio da Costa
Rights © 2018 Aletheia - Associação Científica e Cultural | © 2018 Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia
Volume 74
Issue 1
Pages 279-294
Publication Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia
ISSN 0870-5283
Date 2018
DOI 10.17990/RPF/2018_74_1_0279
Language Portuguese
Abstract In this article we aim at showing that despite being assigned quite opposite philosophical viewpoints as far as both range and role of science are concerned, Bohr and Einstein might eventually agree if we considered their approaches as dealing with distinct realms. Apparently, Einstein´s claim that reality ought to be identified to physical reality can be made compatible to Bohr´s claim that science, especially quantum mechanics, deals only with phenomena, that is, with those situations where one has certain observations and measurements resulting from the interaction of experimental arrangements with the yet unknown quantum system or object. In this case, classical causality makes its way to the framework of complementarity. Notwithstanding Bohr´s renunciation of causality and continuity in classical terms, that doesn´t mean that there could be no other standpoint allowing ontology to be discussed. In effect, if one overcomes the hindrance of only assigning objectivity to physical reality, other realms might be investigated and made useful to the understanding of nature as a much richer structure to survey by the sole use of the experimental method, although it remains veiled to us.
Date Added 26/04/2018, 14:53:55
Modified 26/04/2018, 15:57:16


  • philosophy of science
  • Bohr and Einstein debate,
  • ontology,
  • philosophy of nature,


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