Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker: Major Texts in Philosophy

  • Michael Drieschner

Part of the SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice book series (BRIEFSPIONEER, volume 23)

Also part of the Texts and Protocols book sub series (BRIEFSTEXTS, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
    Pages 11-27
  3. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
    Pages 28-43
  4. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
    Pages 44-59
  5. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
    Pages 60-73
  6. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
    Pages 74-89
  7. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
    Pages 91-108
  8. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
    Pages 109-126
  9. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
    Pages 127-137
  10. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
    Pages 138-157
  11. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
    Pages 158-169
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 171-187

About this book

Introduction

This book presents a collection of texts by the German philosopher and physicist Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker (1912-2007), for use in seminars on philosophy, mainly epistemology and the philosophy of physics or foundations of quantum mechanics, but also for courses on German philosophy of the 20th century or the philosophy of science. Most texts appear in English for the first time. Weizsäcker became famous through his works in physics, later becoming well known as a philosopher and an analyst of contemporary culture and politics. He worked intensively on projects for the prevention of nuclear war and for peace in general. – Texts about classical philosophy are included as well as on logic, on the philosophy of biology and on the philosophy of mathematics, on “death” as well as on “power”.

Keywords

Epistemology of Natural Science Foundations of Quantum Mechanics German Philosophy of the 20th Century Political thought of Germany in the 20th Century Relations between Contemporary Science and Classical Philosophy

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Drieschner
    • 1
  1. 1.MünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-03671-7
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-03670-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-03671-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-3125
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-3133
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