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TitleErwin Schrรถdinger's World View [electronic resource] : The Dynamics of Knowledge and Reality / edited by Johann Gรถtschl
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 1992
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Descript VIII, 239 p. online resource


Erwin Schrรถdinger is one of the greatest figures of theoretical physics, but there is another side to the man: not only did his work revolutionize physics, it also radiacally changed the foundations of our modern worldview, modern biology, philosophy of science, philosophy of the mind, and epistemology. This book explores the lesser-known aspects of Schrรถdinger's thought, revealing the physicist as a philosopher and polymath whose highly original ideas anticipated the current merging of the natural and the social sciences and the humanities. Thirteen renowned scientists and philosophers have contributed to the volume. Part I reveals the philosophical importance of Schrรถdinger's work as a physicist. Part II examines his theory of life and of the self-organization of matter. Part III shows how Schrรถdinger's ideas have influenced contemporary philosophy of nature and our modern view of the world, drawing a fascinating picture of the ongoing synthesis of nature and culture: one of the most interesting developments of modern thought. The volume also contains the most comprehensive bibliography of Schrรถdinger's scientific work, making it at the same time a book of acute contemporary relevance and a major work of reference


Contributors -- E. Schrรถdinger - A Biographical Sketch -- I Physics in the Philosophical System of Erwin Schrรถdinger -- Erwin Schrรถdinger and the Philosophy of The Physicists -- Holistic Aspects of the Schrรถdinger Equation -- Schrรถdinger's Cat and the Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics -- The Schrรถdinger Function of Macroscopic Systems -- II Life Sciences and the Theories of Self in Erwin Schrรถdinger's Philosophical System -- Schrรถdinger's Negentropy Concept and Biology -- Determination and Self-Organization Erwin Schrรถdinger's Views on Chance -- Schrรถdinger, the Self and the Genes -- Erwin Schrรถdinger and His Contribution to A New Understanding Of Living Systems -- III Erwin Schrรถdinger's World View and His Philosophical System -- On The Scientific and Humanistic Thinking of Erwin Schrรถdinger During His Last Years -- Erwin Schrรถdinger as Historian - Notes Towards An Interpretation -- Erwin Schrรถdinger's Position in the Einstein-Bohr Debate -- The Notion Of Consciousness in Schrรถdinger's Philosophy of Nature -- Remembering Schrรถdinger -- The Study of Nature and the Emergence of World View - Philosophical Reflections On E. Schrรถdinger's Approach -- Bibliography Of Erwin Schrรถdinger's Works -- Name Index

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