SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice

Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker: Pioneer of Physics, Philosophy, Religion, Politics and Peace Research

Editors: Bartosch, Ulrich (Ed.)

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  • Selection of key texts of a major German universal scientist and thinker of the 20th century appears for the first time in English
  • Essential texts by one of the most important physicists and philosophers, on physics, philosophy, religion, politics and peace research
  • Texts on war and peace, peace and truth, policy implications of nuclear energy, world domestic policy, ethical issues of modern strategy, and consequences of war
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This book offers a collection of texts by Carl Friedrich von Weizsaecker (1912-2007), a major German universal scientist who was a pioneer in physics, philosophy, religion, politics and peace research. He started as an assistant to the physicist, Werner Heisenberg, held professorships in theoretical physics (Strasbourg), physics (Goettingen) and philosophy (Hamburg) and was a co-director (with Juergen Habermas) of a Max Planck Institute for Research into living conditions in a world of science and technology in Starnberg. This unique anthology spans the wide scope of his innovative thinking including his philosophical self-reflections, on peace, nuclear strategy, security and defensive defense, on nuclear energy, on the conditions of freedom, on his experience of religion, including poetry from his early youth. Most texts appear in English for the first time and are selected for use in seminars on physics, philosophy, religion, politics and peace research.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker’s Autobiography in Reflexion—Soliloquy

    Pages 2-14

    von Weizsäcker, Carl Friedrich

  • Major Publications of Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker

    Pages 15-28

    Bartosch, Ulrich

  • Research into the Living Conditions in a World of Science and Technology—Thoughts on the Work Agenda

    Pages 30-53

    von Weizsäcker, Carl Friedrich

  • Arms Race and Political Responsibility—About the Courage to Admit One’s Own Fear

    Pages 54-66

    von Weizsäcker, Carl Friedrich

  • Limits to a Nuclear Economy

    Pages 67-72

    von Weizsäcker, Carl Friedrich

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Softcover $69.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker: Pioneer of Physics, Philosophy, Religion, Politics and Peace Research
Editors
  • Ulrich Bartosch
Series Title
SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice
Series Volume
21
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-13446-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-13446-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-13445-1
Series ISSN
2194-3125
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 166
Number of Illustrations
22 b/w illustrations, 46 illustrations in colour
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