Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker: Major Texts on Politics and Peace Research

  • Ulrich Bartosch

Part of the SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice book series (BRIEFSPIONEER, volume 25)

Also part of the Texts and Protocols book sub series (BRIEFSTEXTS, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction by Ulrich Bartosch

  3. Major Texts on Politics and Peace Research by Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
      Pages 16-21
    3. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
      Pages 23-30
    4. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
      Pages 31-39
    5. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
      Pages 40-45
    6. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
      Pages 47-63
    7. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
      Pages 65-83
    8. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
      Pages 84-94
    9. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
      Pages 95-105
    10. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
      Pages 111-113
    11. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
      Pages 114-121
    12. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
      Pages 122-125
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 127-143

About this book

Introduction

This book offers a collection of texts by Carl Friedrich von Weizsaecker (1912-2007), a major German universal scientist who was also a pioneer in physics, philosophy, religion on issues of politics and peace research. He worked with Werner Heisenberg and Otto Hahn in the German “Uranverein”, obtained a patent for plutonium during World War II and was an opponent of the nuclear armament of the German armed forces (1957). Furthermore, he published a study on the inability to defend Germany (1971) that was instrumental in the debate on defensive defense since the mid 1970s. He wrote on war and peace, peace and truth, policy implications of nuclear energy, on ethical issues of modern strategy, on consequences of war and war prevention and on the theory of power. He coined the term “world domestic policy” which still covers a valid theory for political, institutional secured world peace in the atomic age.

Keywords

Policy Implications of Nuclear Energy and Nuclear War Research on and Policy of Peace Science, Energy, Security Policy and Politics War and Peace, Peace and Truth World Domestic Policy, Ethical Issues of Modern Strategy

Editors and affiliations

  • Ulrich Bartosch
    • 1
  1. 1.Social WorkCatholic University of Eichstätt-IngolstadtEichstaettGermany

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