LV-Nummer 3131 L 132
Gesamt-Lehrleistung 29,33 UE
Semester SoSe 2022
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Verantwortlich
Dozierend
Zugeordnet zu Technische Universität Berlin
↳ Fakultät I
    ↳ Institut für Philosophie, Literatur-, Wissenschafts- und Technikgeschichte
        ↳ 31311200 FG Wissenschaftsgeschichte
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Termine (11)


Di., 19.04.2022 - Di., 28.06.2022

10:00 Uhr - 12:00 Uhr

(CH+)

29,33 UE
Einzeltermine ausklappen

Legende
Mo.

18.04.2022 - 24.04.2022(SW 1)

08:00
09:00
10:00
11:00
12:00
13:00
14:00
15:00
16:00
17:00
Greek philosophy and quantum mechanics
SEM
Charlottenburg+

HS/SE

BA-KulT WTG 4

MA-GKWT 2, 5/1,7/1

MA-TGWT WTG 2, 3, 4

MA FW 7, 8, 9, 10


Hybridseminar


Beginn: 19.04.2022 - 28.06.2022

 

Today, some scientists and philosophers of science argue that science has made philosophy

obsolete. Others, like Carlo Rovelli , strongly defend the continuing relevance of philosophy

for contemporary scientific theory and practice. In this seminar, we will test the claim of Carl

Friedrich von Weizsäcker that “in normal science, philosophy is unnecessary; a greater

scientific revolution is impossible without philosophical thought”, by investigating the

importance of Plato and Aristotle in the thought of two of the founders of quantum

mechanics in the early 20th century: Werner Heisenberg and his student von Weizsäcker.

Among the basic questions for which these two great scientists turned to the Greeks for

inspiration were: What is knowledge? Can there be absolutely certain knowledge? If so, is it

restricted to a specific domain? If so, what methods and cognitive faculties shall we use to

investigate what falls outside that domain?

 

Heisenberg, Werner. 1942. Ordnung der Wirklichkeit, ed. H. Rechenberg, Munich, R. Piper.

Translation: Werner Heisenberg, Reality and its Order, edited by Konrad Kleinknecht with an

Introduction by H. Rechenberg and a commentary by E. P. Fischer, Cham: Springer Nature

Switzerland, 2019.

Von Weizsäcker, Carl Friedrich. 1981. Ein Blick auf Platon. Ideenlehre, Logik, und Physik,

Reclam.

 

No advanced technical knowledge of either Greek philosophy or quantum mechanics is

presupposed. In order to fit in all required teaching before June 28, some weeks will require

3 hours of teaching rather than 1-5.


Dozent: John Michael Chase