Nov 6, 2019
Hermann Weyl's Neighbourhoods: "Spaces" in Mathematics, Physics, Subjectivity, and Historiography
- 14:00 to 16:00
- Max Planck Research Group (Final Theory Program)
- Norman Sieroka (Universität Bremen)
The talk will be about the interdisciplinary prominence of the concept of neighbourhood ("Umgebung") in the work of Weyl. It tracks different appearances of this notion in the contexts of mathematics, physics, and the theory of subjectivity, and describes them as related of one another. The historical and systematic background of this continuous reliance on (variations of) the concept of neighbourhood is traced back in part to Weyl's own "philosophical neighbourhood"; that is, to his own interaction with philosophers, especially with Fritz Medicus who introduced Weyl to the work of Fichte.
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