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Vienna in the Age of Uncertainty
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Vienna in the Age of Uncertainty: Science, Liberalism, and Private Life

Deborah R. Coen

Abstract

This book traces the vital and varied roles of science through the story of three generations of the eminent Exner family, whose members included Nobel Prize-winning biologist Karl Frisch, the teachers of Freud and of physicist Erwin Schrödinger, artists of the Vienna Secession, and a leader of Vienna's women's movement. Training her critical eye on the Exners through the rise and fall of Austrian liberalism and into the rise of the Third Reich, the author demonstrates the interdependence of the family's scientific and domestic lives, exploring the ways in which public notions of rationality, ... More

Keywords: Exner, Nobel Prize, Karl Frisch, Freud, Erwin Schrödinger, Vienna Secession, women's movement, Austrian liberalism, Third Reich, rationality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780226111728
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226111780.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deborah R. Coen, author