Heisenberg on Science
Dewey on Freedom

Arendt on Objectivity

The political philosopher Hannah Arendt, interpreting Heisenberg's comments on science:

...the experiment “being a question put before nature” (Galileo), the answers of science will always remain replies to questions asked by men; the confusion in the issue of “objectivity” was to assume that there could be answers without questions and results independent of a question-asking being. Physics, we know today, is no less a man-centred inquiry into what is than historical research.

“The Concept of History”, Between Past & Future, 1961


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