Exact Thinking in Demented Times: The Vienna Circle and the by Karl Sigmund

By Karl Sigmund

A staggering workforce biography of the early twentieth-century thinkers who reworked the best way the realm thought of math and science
Inspired by means of Albert Einstein's thought of relativity and Bertrand Russell and David Hilbert's pursuit of the basic ideas of arithmetic, probably the most extraordinary minds of the iteration got here jointly in post-World conflict I Vienna to provide the newest theories in arithmetic, technology, and philosophy and to construct a powerful beginning for clinical research. Composed of such luminaries as Kurt Gödel and Rudolf Carnap, and prompted via the works of Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Popper, the Vienna Circle left an indelible mark on science.
Exact considering in Demented Times tells the customarily outrageous, occasionally tragic, and not uninteresting tales of the lads who reworked medical idea. A revealing paintings of historical past, this landmark publication will pay tribute to people who dared to reinvent wisdom from the floor up.

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