Exact Thinking in Demented Times: The Vienna Circle and

Exact Thinking in Demented Times: The Vienna Circle and the Epic Quest for the Foundations of Science A dazzling group biography of the early twentieth century thinkers who transformed the way the world thought about math and scienceInspired 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 G del 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 ➠ [Epub] ➚ Longbow Girl By Linda Davies ➪ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk some of the most brilliant minds of the generation came together in post World War I Vienna to present the latest theories in mathematics [Read] ➲ On His Naughty List By Jessica Jarman – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk science ➭ Fire Colour One Read ➵ Author Jenny Valentine – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and philosophy and to build a strong foundation for scientific investigation Composed of such luminaries as Kurt G del and Rudolf Carnap [PDF / Epub] ❤ Invisible Wounds ✅ Kay Douglas – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and stimulated by the works of Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Popper [KINDLE] ❆ A City Possessed By Lynley Hood – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk the Vienna Circle left an indelible mark on science Exact Thinking in Demented Times tells the often outrageous [Download] ✤ Her Husbands Mistake Author Sheila O& – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk sometimes tragic ➵ Mr Dove Über Den Wassern Read ➼ Author Maurice Shadbolt – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and never boring stories of the men who transformed scientific thought A revealing work of history ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☃ Squirmy Wormy ✐ Author Lynda Farrington Wilson – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk this landmark book pays tribute to those who dared to reinvent knowledge from the ground up


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10 thoughts on “Exact Thinking in Demented Times: The Vienna Circle and the Epic Quest for the Foundations of Science

  1. says:

    The Vienna Circle was a collection of philosophers, mathematicians, and scientists that formed a dynamic intellectual movement in the charged and ominous atmosphere of interwar Austria These thinkers made a large mark in analytic philosophy and logical positivism It includes figures like Neurath, Schlick, Popper, Godel who reshaped the way we thought about mathematics, metaphysics, politics, and science This group of motley figures many of them Jewish operated in an environment that


  2. says:

    I don t understand all the high reviews here As another reviewer stated, if you want a book that goes into detail about logical positivism, this isn t it While I didn t hate it there were great descriptions of Einstein and his work, for instance , the heart of the book about the Vienna Circle reads like a melodramatic soap opera I don t really care that so and so didn t get along with so and so ever since such and such happened, and revisions to ___ document were slow and frustrated everyon


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    Exact Thinking In Demented Times The Vienna Circle and the Epic Quest for the Foundations of Science.By Karl Sigmund.Basic Books New York 2017.Review by Galen Weitkamp.Karl Sigmund born in 1945 is a mathematician who has worked in the areas of ergodic theory, dynamical systems and biomathematics He was a professor at the Institute of Mathematics in Vienna and now works at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg In the nineteen twenties and thirties Vienna was a Exact


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    I can t get enough of these group intellectual biographies This gives a lotdetail on the flow of characters into and out of the Vienna Circle, their hangers on and haters and killers Neurath is the most interesting character big surprise , but I learned the most from the early scene setting covering Mach and Boltzmann, the generation before the Urkreis There isfocus on personal idiosyncrasies, feuds, and friendships than on the big intellectual movements described in Wittgenste I can t get enough of thes


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    This excellent book first posits that theories serve solely to simplify thought and causality is nothingthan the regular connection of events In this sense, causal links do not provide an additional explanation Natural laws are mere prescriptions guiding our expectations Most researchers ascribe a reality beyond the human mind to the basic concepts of physics, such as mass, force, and atom, whereas they have no other purpose than to connect experiences in an economical fashion Moreover This excellent book first


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    I thoroughly enjoyed Ray Monk s biography of Wittgenstein as well as Bertrand Russell s, History of Philosophy, and this is a wonderful distillation of an era of such enigmatic and esteemed mental giants Both the aforementioned are discussed and put into clearer focus relative to their peers known as the Vienna Circle The philosophical writings of all of these men is so far beyond me as to be an utterly indecipherable code, but the stories of their lives and associations allows me to have so I thoroughly enjoyed Ray M


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    While reading this book, the feeling that constantly circled around my mind was what I would give just to be a fly on the wall when all of this was happening I doubt if there was ever another time in history or place where so many brilliant minds came together and tried to figure out the nature of the universe and the meaning of everything.It is an amazing story of the Vienna Circle that formed in the early part of the 20th century It was perhaps the turmoil that we were going through between While reading this book, the fee


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    A gossipy account of the mathematicians turned philosophers who gathered in Vienna in the years before WWII The rise of the Nazis serves as a terrifying backdrop as we learn about the squabbles and friendships of some extremely smart people But as if to prove the stereotype, all the eccentricity , sometimes veering into madness that you might expect from true geniuses appears So this is a book that helps you learn who these people were Including G del, Popper, Wittgenstein and others Einst A gossipy account of the mathematicians tu


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    I m really torn on this one I wanted to like it a lotthan I did, but on reading it, I realize the people I wanted to learnabout where all the figures at the periphery G del, Wittgenstein, and Popper But the actual members of the Vienna Circle just weren t that interesting to me This is no fault of the book or the author, who clearly knows his material and tells the tale effectively, but it was hard to be compelled by people who I only vaguely recognize and few of whom had enough I m really torn on this one I wanted to like it a lotthan I


  10. says:

    This was a great book touching upon the main players in philosophy and henceforth maths and physics during some of the most horrific times in Europe If you are looking for in depth discussion about their philosophical ideas you will be disappoint However if you are looking instead for the thought processes and brief biographies of Schlick, Han, Mach, Wittengstein etc then this is the perfect book Definitely the type of book that will take a few reads to fully appreciated Also an interestin This was a great book touching upon the main players in


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