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Reality and Its Order / by Werner Heisenberg ; edited by Konrad Kleinknecht.

Author/Creator:
Heisenberg, Werner. author., Author,
Publication:
Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019.
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Book
1 online resource (IX, 148 pages) : 2 illustrations
Edition:
1st ed. 2019.
Series:
Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
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Subjects:
Physics.
Quantum theory.
Metaphysics.
Philosophy and science.
Local subjects:
History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics. (search)
Quantum Physics. (search)
Metaphysics. (search)
Philosophy of Science. (search)
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Available here for the first time in English, "Reality and Its Order" is a remarkable philosophical text by Werner Heisenberg, the father of quantum mechanics and one of the leading scientists of the 20th century. Written during the wartime years and initially distributed only to his family and trusted friends, the essay describes Heisenberg's philosophical view of how we understand the natural world and our role within it. In this volume, the essay is introduced by the physicist Helmut Rechenberg and annotated by the science historian Ernst Peter Fischer. The content, particularly within its historical context, will be of great interest to many physicists, philosophers and historians of science.
Contents:
Preface of the Editor
Introduction by Helmut Rechenberg
Section I: The Diverse Areas of Reality
Language
Order
Section II: The Domain of Reality in Goethe's View
(Classical) Physics
Chemistry
Organic Life
Consciousness
Symbol and Gestalt
The Creative Forces
Section III: Commentary by Ernst Peter Fischer.
Contributor:
Kleinknecht, Konrad. editor., Editor,
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ISBN:
978-3-030-25696-8
9783030256968
Publisher Number:
10.1007/978-3-030-25696-8 doi
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