Texts and Protocols

Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker: Major Texts in Philosophy

Editors: Drieschner, Michael (Ed.)

  • Texts by one of the most important philosophers of the 20th century, available in English for the first time
  • Selection of essential texts for use in studies of the philosophy and epistemology of physics
  • Original texts as a source of further discussions on philosophy of the 20th century
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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”.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker: Major Texts in Philosophy—A Brief Introduction by the Editor

    Drieschner, Michael

    Pages 1-10

  • Preliminary Epistemological Considerations

    Weizsäcker, Carl Friedrich

    Pages 11-27

  • A Description of Physics

    Weizsäcker, Carl Friedrich

    Pages 28-43

  • Time: Physics—Metaphysics

    Weizsäcker, Carl Friedrich

    Pages 44-59

  • Biological Preliminaries to Logic

    Weizsäcker, Carl Friedrich

    Pages 60-73

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker: Major Texts in Philosophy
Editors
  • Michael Drieschner
Series Title
Texts and Protocols
Series Volume
23
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03671-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03671-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-03670-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 187
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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