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Author Weizsäcker, Carl Friedrich, Freiherr von, 1912-2007, author

Title Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker : major texts in philosophy / Michael Drieschner, editor
Published Cham : Springer, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 187 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series SpringerBriefs on pioneers in science and practice, Texts and protocols, 2194-3125 ; volume 23
SpringerBriefs on pioneers in science and practice. Texts and protocols ; v. 23. 2194-3125
Contents Introduction -- Preliminary Epistemological Considerations -- A Description of Physics -- Time -- Physics -- Metaphysics -- Biological Preliminaries to Logic -- Models of Health and Illness, Good and Evil, Truth and Falseness -- Parmenides and the Graylag Goose -- Parmenides and Quantum Theory -- Possibility and Movement: A Note on Aristotelian Physics -- The Rationality of Emotions -- On Power
Summary 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'
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed June 18, 2014)
Subject Weizsäcker, Carl Friedrich, Freiherr von, 1912-2007.
Philosophy.
Knowledge, Theory of.
Science -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
Author Drieschner, M., editor
ISBN 331903670X (print)
3319036718 (electronic bk.)
9783319036700 (print)
9783319036717 (electronic bk.)