Heisenberg’s Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics
Edited By Babette Babich
A contribution to continental philosophy of science, the phenomenological and hermeneutic resources applied in this book to the physical and ontological paradoxes of quantum physics, especially in connection with laboratory science and measurement, theory and model making, will enrich students of the history of science as well as those interested in different approaches to the historiography of science. University courses in the philosophy of physics will find this book indispensable as a resource and invaluable for courses in the history of science.
Chapter Fourteen: The Logical Status ofPotentia
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The Logical Status of Potentia
Central to Heisenberg’s notion of potentia are then: (1) its ontological status as an Aristotelian principle of being; (2) its logical status as a descriptive dispositional term.
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