Book ID: CBB458295199

David Bohm: Causality and Chance, Letters to Three Women (2017)


Talbot, Chris (Author)


Publication Date: 2017
Physical Details: 456
Language: English

The letters transcribed in this book were written by physicist David Bohm to three close female acquaintances in the period 1950 to 1956. They provide a background to his causal interpretation of quantum mechanics and the Marxist philosophy that inspired his scientific work in quantum theory, probability and statistical mechanics. In his letters, Bohm reveals the ideas that led to his ground breaking book Causality and Chance in Modern Physics. The political arguments as well as the acute personal problems contained in these letters help to give a rounded, human picture of this leading scientist and twentieth century thinker.

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Review Christian Forstner (2020) Review of "David Bohm: Causality and Chance, Letters to Three Women". Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (pp. 213-214). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Balashov, Yuri
Eckert, Michael
Dorato, Mauro
McCall, Storrs
Lange, Marc
Liu, Jian-hua
Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Philosophy of Science
Guangxi Minzu Xueyuan Xuebao
British Journal for the History of Science
Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences
Perspectives on Science
Blackwell Publishers
State University of New York Press
Stanford University Press
Springer International Publishing
University of Chicago Press
Quantum mechanics
Science and society
Quantum theory
Bohr, Niels Henrik David
Sommerfeld, Arnold Johannes Wilhelm
Rosenfeld, Léon
Heisenberg, Werner
Einstein, Albert
Hessen, Boris Mikhailovich
Time Periods
20th century, early
20th century
19th century
21st century
Copenhagen (Denmark)
Great Britain
Munich (Germany)
Munich. Universität

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