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

  • Ulrich Bartosch

Part of the SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice book series (BRIEFSPIONEER, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. On Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Key Texts by Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
      Pages 67-72
    3. Carl Friedrich von Weizsacker
      Pages 92-103
    4. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
      Pages 105-118
    5. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
      Pages 119-137
    6. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
      Pages 139-142
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 143-166

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 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.

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.Faculty of Social WorkCatholic University of Eichstätt-IngolstadtEichstaettGermany

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