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Heisenberg in the atomic age : science and the public sphere

Author: Cathryn Carson
Publisher: Washington, D.C. German Historical Institute ; Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Series: Publications of the German Historical Institute.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Heisenberg in the Atomic Age explores the transformations of science's public presence in the postwar Federal Republic of Germany. It shows how Heisenberg's philosophical commentaries, circulating in the mass media, secured his role as science's public philosopher, and it reflects on his policy engagements and public political stands, which helped redefine the relationship between science and the state. With deep  Read more...
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Named Person: Werner Heisenberg; Werner Heisenberg; Werner Heisenberg; Werner Heisenberg; Werner Heisenberg; Werner Heisenberg
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cathryn Carson
ISBN: 9780521821704 0521821703
OCLC Number: 316232725
Description: xvi, 541 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Introduction --
1. Science and the Public Sphere --
2. Tracking Heisenberg --
pt. II. Culture --
3. Scientist as Bildungsburger --
4. Physics as Philosophy --
5. Culture of the Event --
6. Bildung als Konsumgut: Dilemmas of the Literary Public Sphere --
pt. III. Politics --
7. Science, Politics, and Power: Initial Orientations --
8. New Research System --
9. Science Policy in the Atomic Age --
10. Expansion and Uncertainty --
11. Politics in the Public Sphere --
12. Speaking of the Third Reich: Denazification --
13. Speaking of the Third Reich: War Work --
14. Speaking of the Third Reich: Into the Public Sphere --
pt. IV. Scientific Reason in the Public Sphere --
15. Public Reach of Reason after 1945.
Series Title: Publications of the German Historical Institute.
Responsibility: Cathryn Carson.

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