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Unformatted text preview: Niels Bohr entered the University of Copenhagen in 1903. While he took advantage of the school's science offerings, perhaps one of the most important single courses he took was a philosophy class with Professor Höffding, who had been his father's close friend. Höffding was among the colleagues whose visits had contributed essentially to Bohr's early intellectual development. Höffding surveyed the key philosophical systems from the sixteenth to eighteenth century, placing the emphasis on central questions rather than on any one theory. Bohr became so engaged with some of these questions that he considered turning to epistemology at one point. Although he would later return to epistemology as it related to his work quantum mechanics, his interest in philosophy began independent of the scientific context and may have influenced his work in physics...
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08