Exact Thinking in Demented Times

The Vienna Circle and the Epic Quest for the Foundations of Science
Author(s): Karl Sigmund
Original Publish Date: Dec 05, 2017
Product Number: EB00702402
Released: Dec 05, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781541697829
Publisher: Basic Books
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A dazzling group biography of the early twentieth-century thinkers who transformed the way the world thought about math and science Inspired by Albert Einstein's theory of relativity and Bertrand Russell and David Hilbert's pursuit of the fundamental rules of mathematics, some of the most brilliant minds of the generation came together in post-World War I Vienna to present the latest theories in mathematics, science, and philosophy and to build a strong foundation for scientific investigation. Composed of such luminaries as Kurt GA and Rudolf Carnap, and stimulated by the works of Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Popper, the Vienna Circle left an indelible mark on science. Exact Thinking in Demented Times tells the often outrageous, sometimes tragic, and never boring stories of the men who transformed scientific thought. A revealing work of history, this landmark book pays tribute to those who dared to reinvent knowledge from the ground up.

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Author(s): Karl Sigmund
Narrator(s): Nigel Patterson
Product Number Z100140092
Released: Aug 21, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781977394941

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