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Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker

Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, German philosophy educator.

Background

  • Weizsäcker, Carl Friedrich von was born on June 28, 1912 in Kiel, Federal Republic Germany. Son of Ernst Freiherr and Marianne (von Graevenitz) von Weizsäcker.

  • Education

    • Student, University Leipzig, Göttingen, Germany, 1933. Student, University Copenhagen, 1933. Doctor of Philosophy, University Leipzig, 1933.

      Habilitation, University Leipzig, 1936.

    Career

    • Assistant institute theoretical physics University Leipzig, 1934-1936. Lecturer Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institute, Berlin, 1936-1942. Associate professor University Strasbourg (France), 1942-1944.

      Department head Max-Planck-Institute for Physics, Göttingen, 1946-1957. Honorary professor University Göttingen, 1946-1957. Professor philosophy University Hamburg (Federal Republic Germany), 1957-1969.

      Director Max-Planck-Institute on Preconditions Human Life in Modern World, Starnberg, Federal Republic Germany, 1970-1980. Author: The History of Nature, 1951, The World View of Physics, 1952, The Relevance of Science, 1964, The Politics of Peril, 1978, The Unity of Nature, 1979, The Ambivalence of Progress, 1988, Die Atomkerne, 1937, Bedingungen des Friedens, 1963, Der ungesicherte Friede, 1969, Fragen zur Weltpolitik, 1975, Wege in der Gefahr, 1977, Der Garten des Menschlichen, 1978, Diagnosen zur Aktualität, 1979, Der bedrohte Friede, 1981, Wahrnehmung der Neuzeit, 1983, Aufbau der Physik, 1985, Die Zeit drängt, 1986, Bewusstseinswandel, 1988, Bedingungen der Freilieit, 1990, Der Mensch in seiner Geschichte, 1991.

    Membership

    Member Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina (Halle, German Democratic Republic), Akademie der Wissenschaften (Göttingen), Joachim-Jungius-Gesellschaft der Wissenschaten (Hamburg), Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Munich), Deutsche Akademie für Sprach und Dichtung (Darmstadt), Osterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Vienna), Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig.

    Personality

    Interests

    Walking, chess.

    Connections

    • Married Gundalena Wille, March 31, 1937. Children: Carl Christian, Ernst Ulrich, Heinrich, Elisabeth Raiser.
    • father: Ernst Freiherr Weizsäcker
    • mother: Marianne (von Graevenitz) Weizsäcker
    • spouse: Gundalena Wille
    • children: Carl Christian Weizsäcker
    • Ernst Ulrich Weizsäcker
    • Heinrich Weizsäcker
    • Elisabeth Raiser Weizsäcker
    Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
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    Born June 28, 1912
    Died April 28, 2007
    (aged 94)
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    • 1933
      University Leipzig
    • 1933
      University Copenhagen
    • 1933
      University Leipzig
    • 1936
      University Leipzig
    • 1934 - 1936
      Assistant, institute theoretical physics University Leipzig
    • 1936 - 1942
      lecturer, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institute
      Berlin, Germany, Germany
    • 1942 - 1944
      associate, professor University Strasbourg (France)
    • 1946 - 1957
      department head, Max-Planck-Institute for Physics
      Göttingen, Niedersachsen, Germany, Germany
    • 1946 - 1957
      honorary professor, University G+
    • 1957 - 1969
      professor, philosophy University Hamburg (Federal Republic Germany)
    • 1970 - 1980
      director, Max-Planck-Institute on Preconditions Human Life in Modern World
      Starnberg, Bayern, Germany, Germany
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