I have been aware of Werner Heisenberg’s respect for Goethe the scientist for some time, so was very happy to discover his 1952 lectures on “Philosophic Problems of Nuclear Science“. I give below a verbatim copy of the text of his fifth lecture. It was uploaded as being ‘opensource‘. Please contact me if this is not the case, and I will remove it immediately. I have taken the liberty of starting to correct the inevitable errors which occur in converting a printed text into a digital document. This is a work in progress – I intend to update this page as I progress.
Eight lectures describing the aim of modern physics and tracing the evolution of this science from its classical Greek beginnings to the most recent developments in quantum physics
A Fawcett Premier Book reprinted by arrangement with Pantheon Books, Inc. This book contains the complete text of the original hardcover edition.