By Ulrich Bartosch
This ebook deals a suite of texts through Carl Friedrich von Weizsaecker (1912-2007), an incredible German common scientist who was once a pioneer in physics, philosophy, faith, politics and peace learn. He all started as an assistant to the physicist, Werner Heisenberg, held professorships in theoretical physics (Strasbourg), physics (Goettingen) and philosophy (Hamburg) and was once a co-director (with Juergen Habermas) of a Max Planck Institute for study into residing stipulations in a global of technological know-how and know-how in Starnberg. This certain anthology spans the vast scope of his cutting edge pondering together with his philosophical self-reflections, on peace, nuclear technique, safeguard and protective protection, on nuclear power, at the stipulations of freedom, on his adventure of faith, together with poetry from his early adolescence. so much texts seem in English for the 1st time and are chosen to be used in seminars on physics, philosophy, faith, politics and peace research.
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Atomenergie und Atomzeitalter. Zwölf Vorlesungen (Frankfurt a. : S. Fischer, 1957). Die Verantwortung der Wissenschaft im Atomzeitalter (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1957, 71986). Descartes und die neuzeitliche Naturwissenschaft: Rede, gehalten anläßlich der Feier zu Beginn des neuen Amtsjahres des Rektors der Universität Hamburg am 13. November 1957. Hamburger Universitätsreden, Vol. 23 (Hamburg: Selbstverlag Universität Hamburg, 1958). Ethical and political problems of the atomic age. The Burge Memorial Lecture, delivered in the Bishop Partridge Hall of Westminster, April 15th 1958 (London 1958).
Mit einem Geleitwort von Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker (Würzburg: Verlag Königshausen & Neumann). Kwon, Deuk-Chi, 1995: Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Brückenbauer zwischen Theologie und Naturwissenschaft. Europäische Hochschulschriften. Reihe 28 U. Bartosch XXIII, Theologie Publications universitaires européennes. Série XXIII, Théologie European university studies. Series XXIII, Theology, Vol. 552 (Frankfurt am Main–New York: Peter Lang Europäischer Verlag der Wissenschaften). Lindner, Konrad, 2002: Carl Friedrich von Weizsäckers Wanderung ins Atomzeitalter.
From atomic weapons these somewhat playful musings obtained concrete substance and at the same time a correction. The horror of an atomic war, especially since the invention of the hydrogen bomb, at once makes clear to all people of the world the necessity for world peace. It unveils to the general consciousness that the technical level for a politically secure world peace has been reached. This lesson is so thorough that it seems to arouse the hope, for the ﬁrst time, of reaching the necessary agreement even without another world war.