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Vienna within the Age of Uncertainty strains the very important and sundry roles of technology during the tale of 3 generations of the eminent Exner kinfolk, whose individuals incorporated Nobel Prize–winning biologist Karl Frisch, the academics of Freud and of physicist Erwin Schrödinger, artists of the Vienna Secession, and a pace-setter of Vienna’s women’s stream. education her serious eye at the Exners throughout the upward thrust and fall of Austrian liberalism and into the increase of the 3rd Reich, Deborah R. Coen demonstrates the interdependence of the family’s clinical and household lives, exploring the ways that public notions of rationality, objectivity, and autonomy have been shaped within the deepest sphere. Vienna within the Age of Uncertainty offers the tale of the Exners as a microcosm of the bigger achievements and tragedies of Austrian political and clinical lifestyles within the past due 19th and early 20th centuries.  (20080125)

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Stewart, Public Science, p. xxi, emphasis added. 26 i n t r o d u c t i o n f i g u r e 1 Brunnwinkl circa 1906. Source: Ernst v. Frisch, Chronik von Brunnwinkl (Vienna: self-published, 1906), frontispiece. however, is Brunnwinkl’s character as a distinctly “public” domestic space, a quality specific to the Exners’ milieu and their social status. O n e approached Brunnwinkl from a path leading from the village of St. Gilgen along the bank of the Wolfgangsee. The cottages clustered close to the shore.

Throughout the 1820s the state police kept close watch on the universities for signs of illegal political activity. Franz entered the University of Vienna to study philosophy in 1819. , Zwischen Orientierung und Krise. Zum Umgang mit Wissen in der Moderne (Vienna: B¨ ohlau Verlag, 1 998). 7. Cohen, Education and Middle-Class Society, p. 15. 8. Lehrbuch der Philosophie, vol. k. Schulb¨ ucher-Verschleiß-Administration, 1 835). 9. Systematischer Religions-Unterricht f¨ ur Candidaten der Philosophie, 2 vols.

82. Eduard Hanslick, Vom Musikalischen-Sch¨onen: Ein Beitrag zur Revision der Aesthetik der Tonkunst, 2nd ed. (Leipzig: Weigel, 1 858), p. 134. 83. Hanslick, Vom Musikalischen-Sch¨onen, p. 1 33. 84. ” 85. Rossbacher, Literatur und B¨ urgertum, p. 268. ”86 Brahms’s observation came in a letter to the most prominent of the Exners’ friends and neighbors at the Wolfgangsee, physician Theodor Billroth. The qualities he described were precisely those the Exners valued at Brunnwinkl. Like the Wertheimsteins or Billroths, the Exners helped define the “classical” Austrian Sommerfrische and its habitus.

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