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Schlick, Moritz 1882-1936

Works: 194 works in 725 publications in 6 languages and 9,315 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Commentator
Classifications: BJ1114, 170
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Wittgenstein and the Vienna circle : conversations by Friedrich Waismann ( Book )
24 editions published between 1967 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Problems of ethics by Moritz Schlick ( Book )
36 editions published between 1930 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Space and time in contemporary physics; an introduction to the theory of relativity and gravitation by Moritz Schlick ( Book )
35 editions published between 1920 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Moritz Schlick, the influential German philosopher and leader of the logical positivist school of philosophy known as the Vienna Circle, wrote Space and Time in Contemporary Physics in 1919 specifically to introduce readers unfamiliar with Einstein's theories to the profound importance of the physicist's immense contributions. This is one of the clearest expositions in layperson's terms of Einstein's theory of relativity and its paradigm-shifting implications for philosophy and commonsense notions of reality. Einstein himself reviewed Schlick's work before publication and is thanked in the preface for "giving me many useful hints."" "With a talent for illustrative analogies and a concise, lucid style of presentation, Schlick explains both the special and the general theories of relativity. Beginning with the older Newtonian view of space, time, and the laws governing matter, the author proceeds to show how Einstein's theories solved certain problems inherent in the old view and provided a radical new conception of reality. Separate chapters discuss the special principle of relativity, the geometrical relativity of space, the mathematical formulation of special relativity, the inseparability of geometry and physics in experience, the relativity of motions and the connection with inertia and gravitation, the general theory of relativity, the significance of Einstein's fundamental new law, the finitude of the universe, and the impact of Einstein's ideas on philosophy. Since their original publication, numerous experiments have confirmed Einstein's ideas. Thus, Schlick's work continues to be a valuable and highly accessible explication of one of science's most enduring achievements. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
General theory of knowledge by Moritz Schlick ( Book )
25 editions published between 1974 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Epistemological writings : the Paul Hertz/Moritz Schlick centenary edition of 1921 with notes and commentary by the editors by Hermann von Helmholtz ( Book )
7 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophy of nature by Moritz Schlick ( Book )
22 editions published between 1949 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Allgemeine erkenntnislehre by Moritz Schlick ( Book )
28 editions published between 1918 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophical papers by Moritz Schlick ( Book )
18 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rationality and science : a memorial volume for Moritz Schlick in celebration of the centennial of his birth ( Book )
6 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The problems of philosophy in their interconnection : winter semester lectures, 1933-34 by Moritz Schlick ( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Logical empiricism at its peak : Schlick, Carnap, and Neurath ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gesammelte Aufsätze, 1926-1936 by Moritz Schlick ( Book )
26 editions published between 1938 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ethics and the will : essays by Friedrich Waismann ( Book )
7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The contribution made by the Vienna Circle to ethics and the philosophy of action is increasingly being recognized. Here two previously unpublished pieces by Moritz Schlick and his pupil Josef Schächter set the scene, showing how ethics is not dependent on metaphysics but does require a sensitivity to strata of language other than that of science. Schächter (author of Prolegomena to a Critical Grammar, also in the VCC, and now doyen of educational philosophers in Israel) further develops this ethical theme in a too little known study of pessimistic dicta that he published in 1938. He succeeds (without ever assenting to it) in giving sense to the idea that it were better for a man never to have been born. The bulk of the book is devoted to two works by Friedrich Waismann, probably written not long after his emigration to England, also in 1938. There are a paper on ethics and science, which defends the Wittgensteinian view that morality is something one cannot defend, but only profess, and (itself more than half the volume) a treatise on will and motive, where the influence of Wittgenstein is mediated by that of Ryle and where many points in modern theory of action are anticipated with the author's usual sensitivity both to language and to the complexity of the human situation. (Joachim Schulte recently edited these two works in the original German, otherwise they have remained unpublished). This valuable addition to the VCC should illuminate both the history of the Circle and the kind of reflection on language and action which dominates the practical philosophy of our own day
Raum und Zeit in der gegenwärtigen Physik : zur Einführung in das Verständnis der Relativitäts- und Gravitationstheorie by Moritz Schlick ( Book )
41 editions published between 1917 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schriften zur erkenntnistheorie by Hermann von Helmholtz ( Book )
14 editions published between 1921 and 2006 in German and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophy of nature by Moritz Schlick ( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Wiener Zeit Aufsätze, Beiträge, Rezensionen 1926-1936 by Moritz Schlick ( )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in German and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mit dem Wechsel nach Wien begann fA1/4r Schlick eine Phase der Neuorientierung, die erstmals 1926 publizierten Niederschlag fand. Neuen EinflA1/4ssen (hier ist vor allem Wittgenstein zu nennen) stehen die Kontroversen gegenA1/4ber, die Schlick bei der Ausgestaltung eines konsequent empiristischen Standpunktes mit anderen nahestehenden Denkern fA1/4hrte. GegenA1/4ber dem lange vorherrschenden Zerrbild des Wiener Kreises als einheitlicher und philosophisch naiver Schule werden hier durch Erhellung des Kontextes der einzelnen Arbeiten und das Aufzeigen von internen wie externen Beziehungen sowohl
Die Probleme der Philosophie in ihrem Zusammenhang : Vorlesung aus dem Wintersemester 1933/34 by Moritz Schlick ( Book )
9 editions published in 1986 in German and Undetermined and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Natur und Kultur by Moritz Schlick ( Book )
10 editions published in 1952 in German and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fragen der Ethik by Moritz Schlick ( Book )
13 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in German and Undetermined and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Schlick, F. A. (Friedrich Albert), 1882-1936
Schlick, M.
Schlick, M. 1882-1936
シュリック, M
シュリック, モーリッツ
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