The Resource Heisenberg in the atomic age : science and the public sphere, Cathryn Carson

Heisenberg in the atomic age : science and the public sphere, Cathryn Carson

Label
Heisenberg in the atomic age : science and the public sphere
Title
Heisenberg in the atomic age
Title remainder
science and the public sphere
Statement of responsibility
Cathryn Carson
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 archival grounding, the book tracks Heisenberg's interactions with intellectuals from Heidegger to Habermas and political leaders from Adenauer to Brandt. It also traces his evolving statements about his wartime research on nuclear fission for the National Socialist regime. Working between the history of science and German history, the book's central theme is the place of scientific rationality in public life - after the atomic bomb, in the wake of the Third Reich."--From publisher description
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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Carson, Cathryn
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QC16.H45
LC item number
C37 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Publications of the German Historical Institute.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Heisenberg, Werner
  • Heisenberg, Werner
  • Heisenberg, Werner
  • Heisenberg, Werner
  • Heisenberg, Werner
  • Heisenberg, Werner
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Science and state
  • Physique
  • Sciences
  • Politique scientifique et technique
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political and social views
  • Science and state
  • Science
  • Atomzeitalter
  • Öffentlichkeit
  • Germany (West)
  • Deutschland <Bundesrepublik>
Label
Heisenberg in the atomic age : science and the public sphere, Cathryn Carson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 463-520) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 541 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9780521821704
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2009009616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)316232725
  • (OCoLC)ocn316232725
Label
Heisenberg in the atomic age : science and the public sphere, Cathryn Carson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 463-520) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 541 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9780521821704
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2009009616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)316232725
  • (OCoLC)ocn316232725

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