Weyl: The Open World

MIT Noble prize winner physicist Wilczek says so about H. W.:

“More than the rebellious Einstein or the protean von Neumann, who both grew up in it, Weyl embodied the grand German literary and pan-European cultural tradition that was rocked and then shattered by the two World Wars.”  and moreover:

“In his Introduction, Weyl says “I was bound by the German literary and philosophical tradition in which I grew up.” It was in fact a cosmopolitan tradition, of which Philosophy of Mathematics and Natural Science might be the last great expression. Descartes, Leibniz, Hume and Kant are taken as familiar friends and interlocutors. Weyl’s erudition is, implicitly, a touching affirmation of a community of mind and inquiry stretching across time and space, and progressing through experience, reflection, and open dialogue. Between 1926 and 1947, of course, the specifically German literary-philosophical tradition experienced a traumatic discontinuity. In his reflective conclusion, however, Weyl reaffirms the universal:

‘The more I look into the philosophical literature the more I am impressed with the
general agreement regarding the insights of natural philosophy as it is found among
all those who approach the problems seriously and with a free and independent mind’

See this

TODO: review of Hermann Weyl, “The Open World”. See also this

TODO: review of Hermann Weyl, “Symmetry”

TODO: review of Hermann Weyl, “Philosophy of Mathematics and Natural Science”

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