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The Problem of Molecular Structure Just Is The Measurement Problem. / Franklin, Alexander; Seifert, Vanessa.

In: BRITISH JOURNAL FOR THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, 02.10.2020.

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Franklin, A & Seifert, V 2020, 'The Problem of Molecular Structure Just Is The Measurement Problem', BRITISH JOURNAL FOR THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE.

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Franklin, A., & Seifert, V. (Accepted/In press). The Problem of Molecular Structure Just Is The Measurement Problem. BRITISH JOURNAL FOR THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE.

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Franklin A, Seifert V. The Problem of Molecular Structure Just Is The Measurement Problem. BRITISH JOURNAL FOR THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE. 2020 Oct 2.

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Franklin, Alexander ; Seifert, Vanessa. / The Problem of Molecular Structure Just Is The Measurement Problem. In: BRITISH JOURNAL FOR THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE. 2020.

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