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The Relevance of Science 1959–1961

Carl Freidrich von Weizsacker

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In The Relevance of Science, Weizsäcker engaged in a dialogue with intellectuals more than with the specialists in the fields he discusses. He diagnoses the ambivalence of the scientific civilization in place at the time the lectures were given.
He also aims to present practical solutions to problems raised in his theoretical work.
First, he presents an account of history from a philosophical standpoint. Then he outlines his own philosophical ideas as a basis for further discussion. He discusses the history of Western thought by examining the history of nature, seeing his lectures not primarily as giving rise to practical advice but as helping to develop our consciousness.
Benedikt Bock
University of Glasgow
KEY WORDS: Scientific civilization, Truth of science, Creation, Platonic, Old Testament, Christianity, Mythology, Cosmogonical myths, Greek philosophy, Christian theology, Genesis I, Cosmogony, Modern science, Evolution of life, Secularization, Quantum mechanics, Physics, Kant, Geometry

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OnlineHarper and Row1964
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Templeton Press