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4 October 2002
BELL, John S. (1928-1990). "On the Einstein Podolsky Rosen Paradox." In: Physics, Vol. 1, No. 3. New York: Physics Publishing Co., 1964.
4o. Original printed wrappers (library inkstamps on front wrapper).
FIRST EDITION, journal issue, of Bell's important refutation of the EPR Paradox (see lot 99). In May 1935, Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen advanced a startling assault on quantum mechanics known as the EPR Paradox. Based on the paradox, Einstein concluded that quantum mechanics could not be a complete theory of reality, consistent with the principles of causality and locality, but must therefore include additional hidden variables. Debates over this theory came to a halt in 1964 when Bell showed that no such variables can exist. Since the publication of Bell's paper, physicists have faced the irreconcilable nature of physics and intuition, and a rich philosophical literature had developed around the subject.
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