Writings on Physics and Philosophy

  • Authors
  • Wolfgang Pauli
  • Charles P. Enz
  • Karl von Meyenn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-6
  2. Wolfgang Pauli
    Pages 7-11
  3. Wolfgang Pauli
    Pages 13-26
  4. Wolfgang Pauli
    Pages 27-34
  5. Wolfgang Pauli
    Pages 43-48
  6. Wolfgang Pauli
    Pages 49-57
  7. Wolfgang Pauli
    Pages 69-71
  8. Wolfgang Pauli
    Pages 79-84
  9. Wolfgang Pauli
    Pages 85-94
  10. Wolfgang Pauli
    Pages 95-105
  11. Wolfgang Pauli
    Pages 107-111
  12. Wolfgang Pauli
    Pages 113-116
  13. Wolfgang Pauli
    Pages 117-123
  14. Wolfgang Pauli
    Pages 125-126
  15. Wolfgang Pauli
    Pages 127-135
  16. Wolfgang Pauli
    Pages 137-148
  17. Wolfgang Pauli
    Pages 165-181
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 281-289

About this book


Like Bohr, Einstein and Heisenberg, Wolfgang Pauli was not only a Nobel laureate and one of the creators of modern physics, but also an eminent philosopher of modern science. This is the first book in English to include all his famous articles on physics and epistemology. They were actually translated during Pauli's lifetime by R. Schlapp and are now edited and annotated by Pauli's former assistant Ch. Enz. Pauli writes about the philosophical significance of complementarity, about space,time and causality, symmetry and the exclusion principle, but also about therole of the unconscious in modern science. His famous article on Kepler is included as well as many historical essays on Bohr, Ehrenfest,and Einstein as well as on the influence of the unconscious on scientific theories. The book addresses not only physicists, philosophers and historians of science, but also the general public.


Ausschließungsprinzip Komplementarität Philosophy Physic Raum Symmetrie Unbewußtes Unconscious Zeit causality complementarity exclusion principle space time

Editors and affiliations

  • Charles P. Enz
    • 1
  • Karl von Meyenn
    • 2
  1. 1.University of GenevaGeneva 4Switzerland
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für PhysikWerner-Heisenberg-InstitutMünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08163-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-02994-7
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