Book ID: CBB000075174

German essays on science in the 20th century (1996)


Schirmacher, Wolfgang (Editor)


Publication Date: 1996
Physical Details: xviii + 314 pp.; bibl.

Description Contents: Ernst Mach: Philosophical and scientific thought. Hermann Weyl: Knowledge as unity. Erwin Schrödinger: Science, art, and play. Albert Einstein: Principles of research; what is the theory of relativity? Max Planck: The universe in the light of modern physics. Werner Heisenberg: Quantum theory and the structure of matter; Language and reality in modern physics. Otto Hahn: Reminiscences from the history of natural radioactivity. Lise Meitner: The atom; The status of women in the professions. Kurt Gödel: About the relationship between relativity theory and idealistic philosophy. Adolf Butenandt: Life as an object of chemical research. Robert Koch: On bacteriological research. Jakob Von Uexküll: A stroll through the worlds of animals and men. Konrad Lorenz: Habit, ritual, and magic. Manfred Eigen, Ruthild Winkler-Oswatisch: What is life? Max Weber: Science as a vocation. Karl Vossler: Language and science. George Simmel: Money and the pace of life. Gustav Radbruch: The concept of law. Robert Bosch: How can we achieve economic harmony? Carl Friedrich Von Weizsäcker: Public consciousness: Culture.

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