Peter König and Oliver Schlaudt (Eds.)
Vom Umgang mit der Welt zwischen Ausdruck und Ordnung
The long history of cosmology did not simply end in the specialised discipline of the physical study of the universe. Rather, the times we live in are characterised by a "cosmological restlessness", which indicates that today central questions about the world and our position in it demand new answers. A look at the history and diversity of cosmology reveals a "form of expression" that is not limited to the function of a worldview (a picture of the world), but can pursue many other purposes and inscribes itself in complicated ways in the intellectual, theoretical, but also political, ethical and practical contexts of its time. This volume portrays this in many case studies, ranging from prehistory to present-day Earth system science.
Prof. Peter König, research associate at the Academy of Sciences Heidelberg, German Legal Dictionary, conducts research on the history of modern philosophy, especially ethics and aesthetics.
Oliver Schlaudt, private lecturer at the Philosophy Department of Heidelberg University, works in the fields of philosophy of science and technology.