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Die Physiker

The content of physics is the concern of physicists, its effect the concern of all men. View all 28 comments.

Paperback95 pages. Killing is a terrible thing. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It arrived in New York the following year. The serious subject behind the farce is what to do with the knowledge of weapons of mass destruction once let out of the genie’s bottle. This imperative to love your neighbor should not be taken as utopian romanticism.

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The Physicists – US. The Cold War, the arms race, and policies of mutually assured destruction suggested that instead science was too easily being used for bad — indeed, literally world-threatening — ends.

Historical mistakes can’t be undone, so we have a universal duty to keep thinking creatively to deal with them. After all, as the hospital staff reminds the police inspector durenmatt, the man is mentally ill and therefore innocent before the law.


And I don’t think it’s just because it’s about Physicists. The ending is very surprising, in my opinion, and might be disappointing for some people.

The plot twist at the end is masterfully executed with precise and cutting dialogue that leaves you thinking about the future of physics and the ethics of science. I killed in order to vie an even more dreadful durrenamtt. Who controls that knowledge? Imagine that person having access to nuclear power. Reread in April This is powerful, always contemporary. We should remember at this point that Eisenhower saw both these threats as domestic, not menaces from abroad. Kreisler — was a Viennese-born violinist and composer personally acquainted with the real Albert Einstein from the time they both spent in Vienna, and Einstein as an amateur violinist played privately with Kreisler.

The Physicists – Friedrich Dürrenmatt

The original edition has Einstein at this point play Liebesleid instead of the Kreutzer Sonata. They are most severely hit by accident when through it they reach the opposite of their goal: After another yes, you read another female nurse is murdered, the authorities are at their wits ends with the madhouse; the lead psychiatrist, Dr.


This humility is directly opposed to the pride of mastery of nature extended to control over humans that Marcel saw as an effect of the materialist thinking of twentieth-century totalitarian regimes.


Research has become so important and expensive in this age of radical technological advancement that the federal government has come to direct and fund large parts of phyiker.

The story ends with a sense of impending doom. Newton has a bottle of cognac hidden in the fireplace. Are the risks we take worth the ultimate prices we have to pay? Read the review here: But my wisdom destroyed the fear of God. The family moved to Bern in Although a review like this is a poor place to expound my own views, let ddurrenmatt just say that an atomic bomb is by no means necessary for the extinction of the human race, all that’s needed is a stone axe, fire, or a large herd of goats.

But, despite these sacrifices, the plans of all three physicists fail miserably. And so, too, do we. The story of “Die Physiker” deals with three physicists, who live in a sanatorium for the mentally ill.

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