Foundations of Quantum Mechanics
Reichenbach's book is a classic text, the
first (I think) to focus on the philosophical aspects of quantum
mechanics. Since it was written around the time that quantum
mechanics was born, it does not deal with modern discussion on
the subject. Reichenbach does solid work, however, and this is a
valuable resource for anyone interested in these issues.
The book has three sections. The first is an
overview of his conclusions and the implications of quantum
mechanics. This section is lucid and relatively non-technical,
it should be intelligible to anyone. The second section is an
in-depth technical introduction to the formalism of quantum
mechanics. Anyone, if determined enough, could get through this
part, though it's pretty hairy going for those without a formal
background in physics or mathematics. In the last section, he
reaches his conclusions and introduces a system of logic to deal
with the truth value of propositions about quantum mechanics. --
From the Internet
Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Group of philosophers and scientists who gathered round Hans
Reichenbach in late 1920s. Among its members were H. Reichenbach, K.
Grelling, C. G. Hempel, D. Hilbert, R. von Mises. Berlin Circle -- its
name was Die Gesellschaft für empirische Philosophie (Society for
empirical philosophy) -- joined up with the Vienna Circle; together they
published the journal Erkenntnis edit by R. Carnap and H.
Reichenbach, and organized several congresses on scientific philosophy,
the first of which held in Prague in 1929....