By Carl F. von Weizsäcker

Carl Friedrich von Weizsäckers ""Aufbau der Physik"", first released in 1985, was once meant as an summary of his lifelong main issue: an realizing of the team spirit of physics. that's, the assumption of a quantum idea of binary possible choices (the so-called ur-theory), a unified quantum theoretical framework within which spinorial symmetry teams are thought of to provide upward thrust to the constitution of area and time.

The publication observed a variety of reprints, however it used to be released in German only.

The current version, in English, presents a newly prepared and revised model, during which a few unique chapters and sections were deleted, and a brand new bankruptcy approximately additional insights and result of ur-theoretic learn of the overdue Nineteen Eighties and Nineties, customarily by way of the paintings of Thomas Görnitz, has been integrated, in addition to a common advent to Weizsäckers Philosophy of Physics.

Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker additionally enjoys excessive esteem by means of a much wider viewers for his socio-cultural, political and spiritual techniques and writings.

In him the intercultural and interdisciplinary discussion has stumbled on considered one of its most crucial proponents: an exceptional philosopher who combines the views of technology, philosophy, faith and politics with a view in the direction of the demanding situations in addition to the tasks of our time.

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The past, present, and future tenses are thus prerequisites for experience. We will attempt to reconstruct all of physics by starting with the modalities of time. 2 Temporal logic Logic is the science that formulates prerequisites for any science, including physics. Empiricism too, understood as scientifically collected and interpreted experience, ought to obey the laws of logic. We find, however, that traditional logic does not adequately describe those propositions relating to the modalities of time, in particular to the present and future.

Formally possible properties we also call conditional in a broad sense, thereby giving the philosophically ambiguous word “conditional” a special meaning. There is an essential difference between the quantity t, the time, and the other quantities, which is in fact manifest in our manner of speaking. Let t be a special value of t, such as a point in time signified by the hands of a watch. Then one does not say that the system has the property t , but that it has the properties xik . . at time t .

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