Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker: Pioneer of Physics, by Ulrich Bartosch

By Ulrich Bartosch

This ebook bargains a suite of texts via Carl Friedrich von Weizsaecker (1912-2007), a huge German common scientist who used to be a pioneer in physics, philosophy, faith, politics and peace learn. He all started as an assistant to the physicist, Werner Heisenberg, held professorships in theoretical physics (Strasbourg), physics (Goettingen) and philosophy (Hamburg) and used to be a co-director (with Juergen Habermas) of a Max Planck Institute for learn into dwelling stipulations in a global of technological know-how and expertise in Starnberg. This certain anthology spans the extensive scope of his leading edge pondering together with his philosophical self-reflections, on peace, nuclear technique, safety and protecting safety, on nuclear power, at the stipulations of freedom, on his adventure of faith, together with poetry from his early formative years. so much texts seem in English for the 1st time and are chosen to be used in seminars on physics, philosophy, faith, politics and peace research.

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Langfristige Energiepolitik als Beispiel technischer Zukunftsplanung (Eindhoven: TU Eindhoven; 1979. ), 1979: Quantum theory and the structures of time and space (München: Hanser). Válogatott tanulma ́nyok (Translation of selected Essays) (Budapest: Gondolat, 1980). With Pinchas, Lapide, 1980: Die Seligpreisungen: ein Glaubensgespräch (Stuttgart: Calwer–München: Kosel). ), 1981: Quantum theory and the structures of time and space, Vol. 4 (München: Hanser). Ein Blick auf Platon: Ideenlehre, Logik und Physik (Stuttgart: Reclam, 1981, 2002).

Actually, all of them were good in their own way and much more similar than they wanted to admit. But this was an excursion into later times: “German Titanism”. I made the acquaintances of Hölderlin, Nietzsche and George. Hölderlin: a non-Christian 1 Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker’s Autobiography in Reflexion … 11 piousness, enough for me to know forever more that Christianity’s claim to absoluteness is a form of fear of reality. Nietzsche: a careening drive into the unknown. George: immensely important for my generation; I met him personally but kept my distance from his group of disciples.

2 Major Publications of Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker 27 Launching of the first volume on World Domestic Policy for the 21st Century in the City Hall of Hamburg in September 2007. From left to right: Hartmut Grassl, former Director of Max-PlanckInstitute for Meteorology, chairman of the advisory board of the German Federation of Scientists (VDW), Roland Salchow, Staatsrat der Behörde Wissenschaft und Gesundheit [state councilor administration science and health] Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg, Elisabeth Raiser, daughter of Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Co-President, Club of Rome, son of Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker and the co-editors, Ulrich Bartosch and Klaudius Gansczyk.

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