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Scientists in Search of Their Conscience

Proceedings of a Symposium on The Impact of Science on Society organised by The European Committee of The Weizmann Institute of Science Brussels, June 28–29, 1971

  • Raymond Aron
  • Hendrik B. G. Casimir
  • Friedrich Cramer
  • Michael Feldman
  • Wolfgang Gentner
  • Michael J. Higatsberger
  • Aharon Katzir-Katchalsky
  • John C. Kendrew
  • Théo Lefèvre
  • Ole Maaløe
  • Chaim L. Pekeris
  • Albert B. Sabin
  • Jean-Jacques Salomon
  • David Samuel
  • Altiero Spinelli
  • Léon Van Hove
  • Siegmund G. Warburg
  • Victor F. Weisskopf
  • Editors
  • Anthony R. Michaelis
  • Hugh Harvey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Albert B. Sabin
    Pages 1-12
  3. John C. Kendrew
    Pages 13-45
  4. Manfred Eigen
    Pages 46-60
  5. Hendrik B. G. Casimir
    Pages 61-85
  6. Leo Picard
    Pages 86-104
  7. Siegmund G. Warburg, Raymond Aron
    Pages 105-127
  8. Wolfgang Gentner
    Pages 129-152
  9. G. Scholem
    Pages 152-164
  10. Michael J. Higatsberger
    Pages 165-190
  11. Raymond Petit
    Pages 190-192
  12. Victor F. Weisskopf
    Pages 193-211
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 213-232

About this book

Introduction

"Scientists in Search of Their Conscience" is the edited proceedings of the European Symposium on the effects of science on society held in Brussels in 1971. Organised by The European Committee of The Weizmann Institute, Israel, the Conference gave scientists from varied disciplines and many countries the platform from which to explore in depth the dilemma facing them. The dilemma is the responsibility of scientists for society's use of scientific findings. Though no hard and fast conclusions were reached-in fact quite the contrary-the discussions left no doubt that scientists were becoming aware that they can no longer claim that the pursuit of knowledge is divorced from its use. Yet should they begin to face the responsibility for the application of their work, it is clear that their freedom will be impaired. The loss of freedom is of course part of the dilemma of science. Contents Official Opening, Monday, June 28, 1971 1 Chairman: Albert B. Sabin 3 Speakers: Theo Lefevre . 7 Altiero Spinelli . 11 Morning Session, Monday, June 28, 1971 13 Chairman: John C. Kendrew 15 Speakers: Friedrich Cramer "Can our Society meet the Challenge of a Technological Future?" . . . 19 Aharon Katzir-Katchalsky "A Scientist's - proach to Human Values" . 33 Discussion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Afternoon Session, Monday, Jtme 28, 1971 . . . . . . . . 61 Chairman: Hendrik B. G. Casimir . . . . . . . . . . 61 Speakers: Leon Van Hove" Physical Science in Relation to Human Thought and Action" . . . . . . 63 Chaim L. Pekeris "The Impact of Physical Sciences on Society" 73 Discussion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Keywords

Caspar David Friedrich Europe Symposium freedom future knowledge liberty molecular biology organ physical sciences science will

Authors and affiliations

  • Raymond Aron
  • Hendrik B. G. Casimir
    • 1
  • Friedrich Cramer
  • Michael Feldman
  • Wolfgang Gentner
  • Michael J. Higatsberger
  • Aharon Katzir-Katchalsky
  • John C. Kendrew
    • 2
  • Théo Lefèvre
  • Ole Maaløe
  • Chaim L. Pekeris
  • Albert B. Sabin
  • Jean-Jacques Salomon
  • David Samuel
  • Altiero Spinelli
  • Léon Van Hove
  • Siegmund G. Warburg
  • Victor F. Weisskopf
  1. 1.LeydenHolland
  2. 2.CambridgeEngland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-95230-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1973
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-95232-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-95230-2
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