Cassirer and Bohr on Intuitive and Symbolic Knowledge in Quantum Physics

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Published 22-08-2014
Hernán Pringe

Abstract

This paper compares Cassirer´s and Bohr´s views on symbolic knowledge in quantum physics.  Although both of them consider quantum physics as symbolic knowledge, for Cassirer this amounts to a complete renunciation to intuition in quantum physics, while according to Bohr only spatio-temporal images may provide the mathematical formalism of the theory with physical reference. We show the Kantian roots of Bohr´s position and we claim that his Kantian concept of symbol enables Bohr to account for the sensible content of quantum theory as well as for its systematic relation to classical physics.   

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Pringe, H. (2014). Cassirer and Bohr on Intuitive and Symbolic Knowledge in Quantum Physics. THEORIA, 29(3), 417–429. https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.10513
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