The Murder of Professor Schlick

The Murder of Professor Schlick

It is not to be a happy experience for many of them-uprooted from Viennese culture, separated from old friends and intellectual soul-mates.

Author: David Edmonds

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691164908

Category: History

Page: 336

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"It is the morning of June 22, 1936. The professor of inductive logic at the University of Vienna, Moritz Schlick, is making his accustomed way up the wide stone stairs that lead into the University. It is 9:15 and a former student of Schlick's, Johann Nelböck, is loitering on the staircase, waiting for him. As Schlick approaches, Johann Nelböck lifts a pistol and fires four shots. A witness hears him shout, "Now you damned bastard, there you have it". Schlick dies immediately. His death spells the ending of the remarkable philosophical grouping of which he had been founder and moving force, the Vienna Circle. This extraordinary group of mathematicians, logicians, physicists, philosophers and social scientists has been holding regular meetings under Schlick's leadership since 1922. But in 1936 the political landscape in Austria is darkening, and exile for members of the Circle already beckons. It is not to be a happy experience for many of them-uprooted from Viennese culture, separated from old friends and intellectual soul-mates. The governing principle for which the Circle is best known, logical positivism, famously maintained that only two types of propositions were meaningful: those that could be verified through experience (e.g. water boils at 100 degrees centigrade) and those that were analytically true - true by virtue of the terms they employed (e.g. all bachelors are unmarried men). All other propositions were, literally, meaningless. These included propositions about God and certain propositions about aesthetics and morality (such as 'murder is wrong'). A list of names linked to the Circle reads like a Who's Who of 20th century philosophy, mathematics and science. In addition to Schlick, it includes Rudolf Carnap, Otto Neurath, Phillip Frank, Hans Hahn, Olga Hahn-Neurath, Karl Menger, Friedrich Waismann, Herbert Feigl, Kurt Gödel, Carl Hempel, W.V.O. Quine, A J Ayer, and also, indirectly but influentially, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Popper. For a period, Logical Positivism with its attempt to analyze 'truth', 'knowledge', and the limits of meaning, was the most fashionable movement in the world. Though its central tenets were ultimately abandoned, the Circle - especially through the exile of its key figures in the UK and US - had an enormous influence on 20th century philosophy and beyond. This book is about the origins, the short, influential life and the untimely death of the Vienna Circle, and the afterlife of its adherents"--
Categories: History

Eros Magic the Murder of Professor Culianu

Eros  Magic    the Murder of Professor Culianu

Investigates the murder of Ioan Culianu, a popular University of Chicago Divinity School Professor who was slain execution-style in May of 1991, the victim--according to the author--of right-wing political operatives in his native Romania.

Author: Ted Anton

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810113961

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 301

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Investigates the murder of Ioan Culianu, a popular University of Chicago Divinity School Professor who was slain execution-style in May of 1991, the victim--according to the author--of right-wing political operatives in his native Romania. UP.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Professor and the Prostitute

The Professor and the Prostitute

Among the eight shorter true-crime stories included in this volume is the case of the notorious Marcus twins, Manhattan gynecologists and drug addicts who were found dead together in an Upper East Side apartment.

Author: Linda Wolfe

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781497637047

Category: True Crime

Page: 237

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Acclaimed true-crime journalist Linda Wolfe presents the chilling case of a college professor who bludgeoned to death the prostitute he loved—plus eight other true stories that expose the psychological forces that drive seemingly respectable people to commit violent, unexpected crimes A professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, a suburban husband, and father of three, William Douglas secretly frequented Boston’s Combat Zone, a world of pimps, pushers, and porn shops. One night in 1982 he met twenty-year-old prostitute and former art student Robin Benedict, with whom he began a torrid affair that would end in murder. With the revealing psychological insights that made her previous books such riveting character studies, Wolfe depicts the catastrophic results of Douglas’s living out his secret love fantasies and the complex police investigation that brought the professor to justice. Among the eight shorter true-crime stories included in this volume is the case of the notorious Marcus twins, Manhattan gynecologists and drug addicts who were found dead together in an Upper East Side apartment. Wolfe also takes readers into the gay and transsexual clubs of 1980s New York for a twisted story of love and murder, and to the Texas suburbs, where a privileged fourteen-year-old boy takes a semiautomatic to his parents one sweltering July morning.
Categories: True Crime

The Murder of Professor Magic

The Murder of Professor Magic

Arthur Riordan, a sixteen-year-old college freshman and seventeen-year-old, high school senior Gale Flanagan are on a quest to find the killer of Fedor Majorski, Professor of Mythology at Utopia College.The professor's students refer to him ...

Author: Peter Holub

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1981921443

Category:

Page: 186

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Arthur Riordan, a sixteen-year-old college freshman and seventeen-year-old, high school senior Gale Flanagan are on a quest to find the killer of Fedor Majorski, Professor of Mythology at Utopia College. The professor's students refer to him as "Professor Magic," although they know nothing about his mastery of the magical arts. Arthur and his mother simply call him The Professor. Only Arthur even suspects Majorski's abilities. The Professor began mentoring Arthur at an early age, although with questionable success on the boy's part. When the Professor fails to return from a day trip to the Museum of Natural History in New York City, Arthur sets out to find him. Upon arriving in the city, he meets Gale. Her father runs a private eye business. The two teenagers join forces and, with a little help from her father, they discover the Professor's body. Gale and Arthur each bring different skills to their efforts to find the killer. Arthur, who grew up on a college campus, is naïve and totally lacking in street smarts. Gale, grew up and works in the city absorbing street smarts and storing them under her locks of red hair. Her access to her father and his detective agency are also useful. Arthur brings his tenacity to the team and his magic, spotty as it is, seems to work when it is needed most. Follow Arthur and Gale as they stumble from one adventure to another, determined to find the Professor's killer and bring him to justice.
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The Professor the Coed

The Professor   the Coed

For the first time, read the full account of this astonishing story, from scandalous beginning to tragic end.

Author: Mark Gribben

Publisher: History Press (SC)

ISBN: 159629910X

Category: History

Page: 127

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In the sweltering summer of 1929, the people of Columbus, Ohio, were enthralled by news of the Ohio State University veterinary professor and Olympic gold medal, winning pistol shooter on trial for the murder of his twenty-four-year-old lover, who was a medical student. Local writer Mark Gribben reveals how Dr. James Howard Snook was captured and interrogated, including his gory confession of Theora Hix's death. During the trial, the details of the illicit love affair were so salacious that newspapers could only hint about what really led to the coed's murder and the professor's ultimate punishment. For the first time, read the full account of this astonishing story, from scandalous beginning to tragic end.
Categories: History

The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman

The compilation of the OED, begun in 1857, was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken.

Author: Simon Winchester

Publisher: Perennial

ISBN: 006099486X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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The Professor and the Madman, masterfully researched and eloquently written, is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary--and literary history. The compilation of the OED, begun in 1857, was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, discovered that one man, Dr. W C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand. When the committee insisted on honoring him, a shocking truth came to light: Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Murder Professor

The Murder Professor

When ex-cop Stu Peterman is acquitted of murdering his wives, he does what anyone in his situation would do: he starts giving seminars on "How Murderers Get Caught.

Author: Todd Allen

Publisher:

ISBN: 0974959839

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 102

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When ex-cop Stu Peterman is acquitted of murdering his wives, he does what anyone in his situation would do: he starts giving seminars on "How Murderers Get Caught." As spouses start dropping like flies, Detectives Division and Rush must stare down an angry mayor, a mutinous football team, a reality TV star, an improbable army of Stu Peterman groupies and an investigative reporter with a little too much drive as they try to make the city safe for bickering couples.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Forty Years of Murder

Forty Years of Murder

We read about them in the press with horrified curiosity and, if we're lucky, this is as close as we get. But Home Office Pathologise Keith Simpson spent forty years in the very midst of murder. This is his autobiography.

Author: Keith Simpson

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007291274

Category: Forensic pathologists

Page: 424

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Christie, Hanratty, The Krays ... murderers haunt the mind. We read about them in the press with horrified curiosity and, if we're lucky, this is as close as we get. But Home Office Pathologise Keith Simpson spent forty years in the very midst of murder. This is his autobiography. The late Professor Keith Simpson became the first Professor of Forensic Medicine at London University and lectured on the subject to other doctors, lawyers, police officers and magistrates at home and all over the world. He pioneered forensic dentistry, and for the first time identified a suspected murderer by teeth marks left on the victim's body. He was responsible for the first successful 'battered baby' prosecution in England, and perhaps one of his greatest contributions has been to save the lives of countless babies by disseminating information on the syndrome and getting it recognized and controlled. This is the bestselling autobiography of the man who was always at the scene of the crime. In describing his celebrated investigations he spares his readers none of the chilling details: the whip-marks, the maggots, the skeletal remains, which proved the innocence of so many men and women...and sent so many more to the gallows.
Categories: Forensic pathologists

Trial of Professor John W Webster

Trial of Professor John W  Webster

Author: John White Webster

Publisher: New York : Stringer & Townsend

ISBN: CHI:51608416

Category: Evidence, Circumstantial

Page: 76

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Categories: Evidence, Circumstantial

The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman

Masterfully researched and eloquently written, The Professor and the Madman “is the linguistic detective story of the decade.” (William Safire, New York Times Magazine) This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the ...

Author: Simon Winchester

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061807605

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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New York Times Bestseller Simon Winchester’s classic about the making of the Oxford English Dictionary—soon to be a major motion picture starring Sean Penn and Mel Gibson. The making of the Oxford English Dictionary was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, was stunned to discover that one man, Dr. W. C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand. But their surprise would pale in comparison to what they were about to discover when the committee insisted on honoring him. For Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane. Masterfully researched and eloquently written, The Professor and the Madman is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary—and literary history. “The linguistic detective story of the decade.... Winchester does a superb job of historical research.”—William Safire, New York Times Magazine
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Square Root of Murder

The Square Root of Murder

While celebrating famous scholars of the past with her students, Dr. Sophie Knowles, a much loved math teacher at Henley College, must add up the clues to prove her assistant's innocence when she is accused of killing Dr. Keith Appleton, ...

Author: Ada Madison

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 0425242196

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

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While celebrating famous scholars of the past with her students, Dr. Sophie Knowles, a much loved math teacher at Henley College, must add up the clues to prove her assistant's innocence when she is accused of killing Dr. Keith Appleton, the most disliked professor on campus. Original. 20,000 first printing.
Categories: Fiction

A Professor s Rage

A Professor s Rage

If Amy had been found guilty twenty-four years earlier, three lives might have been saved. A Professor's Rage is the chilling true story of an intelligent woman with a secret past ... a past that would burst out in a shocking killing.

Author: Michele R. McPhee

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429968311

Category: True Crime

Page: 272

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A devoted wife and mother and a Harvard-educated scientist working as a biology professor at the University of Alabama–Huntsville, Amy Bishop seemed to have it all. But when she was denied tenure, her whole world came crashing down...and she reacted in a way no one ever could have imagined. On February 13, 2010, Amy was charged with murder for opening fire in a staff meeting the day before, killing three colleagues and injuring others. How could one woman's fury unleash such destruction? While the campus massacre made national headlines, authorities began a thorough investigation and uncovered another chilling episode in Amy's past. When she was twenty-one, Amy fatally shot her teenage brother, Seth. His death was ruled an accident—and no charges were pressed. But for many involved in the case, Amy's story didn't add up, and law-enforcement officials suspected it was murder...After the Huntsville rampage, the cold case was reopened and Amy would find herself charged with killing her own brother—murder in the first degree. If Amy had been found guilty twenty-four years earlier, three lives might have been saved. A Professor's Rage is the chilling true story of an intelligent woman with a secret past ... a past that would burst out in a shocking killing.
Categories: True Crime

Cruel Games

Cruel Games

Cruel Games: A Brilliant Professor, A Loving Mother, A Brutal Murder is Rose Ciotta's shocking true crime book about an intelligent man who used his genius to kill .

Author: Rose Ciotta

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429967536

Category: True Crime

Page: 288

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University of Pennsylvania professor Rafael Robb was in a class of his own. An expert on game theory, his colleagues and students marveled over his brilliance. But his wife, Ellen, knew his dark, calculating side...and in December 2006, after years of alleged psychological abuse, she was finally ready to leave him. Her divorce papers were nearly in order and she was about to sign a lease on a new home—and a new life. Until she was found dead in the home she shared with Rafael and their daughter, Olivia. Rafael claimed that Ellen was the victim of a fatal intrusion. Many of Ellen's friends and family suspected that Rafael committed the crime. Now, a high-stakes showdown was about to begin between local investigators and one of academic world's greatest masterminds. But the police had almost no evidence—and the professor had only one strategy: to win at all costs... Cruel Games: A Brilliant Professor, A Loving Mother, A Brutal Murder is Rose Ciotta's shocking true crime book about an intelligent man who used his genius to kill ...
Categories: True Crime

Judgment Ridge

Judgment Ridge

Authors Mitchell Zuckoff and Dick Lehr provide a vivid explication of a murder that captivated the nation, as well as dramatic revelations about the forces that turned two popular teenagers into killers.

Author: Dick Lehr

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061976971

Category: True Crime

Page: 448

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A riveting investigation of the brutal murders of two Dartmouth professors –– a book that, like In Cold Blood, reveals the chilling reality behind a murder that captivated the nation. On a cold night in January 2001, the idyllic community of Dartmouth College was shattered by the discovery that two of its most beloved professors had been hacked to death in their own home. Investigators searched helplessly for clues linking the victims, Half and Susanne Zantop, to their murderer or murderers. A few weeks later, across the river, in the town of Chelsea, Vermont, police cars were spotted in front of the house of high school senior Robert Tulloch. The police had come to question Tulloch and his best friend, Jim Parker. Soon , the town discovered the incomprehensible reality that Tulloch and Parker, two of Chelsea's brightest and most popular sons, were now fugitives, wanted for the murders of Half and Susanne Zantop. Authors Mitchell Zuckoff and Dick Lehr provide a vivid explication of a murder that captivated the nation, as well as dramatic revelations about the forces that turned two popular teenagers into killers. Judgement Ridge conveys a deep appreciation for the lives (and the devastating loss) of Half and Susanne Zantop, while also providing a clear portrait of the killers, their families, and their community –and, perhaps, a warning to any parent about what evil may lurk in the hearts of boys.
Categories: True Crime

Stairway to Death

Stairway to Death

Professor Andy Stanard finds Dr. Alex Collinge bludgeoned to death in a campus stairwell.

Author: Daniel P. Hennelly

Publisher:

ISBN: 1532012853

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Professor Andy Stanard finds Dr. Alex Collinge bludgeoned to death in a campus stairwell. Tongues had been wagging at Chesapeake Bay University about Collinge for a while. He'd ditched Astrid, his wife of over twenty years, and moved in with a young sociology professor, Sheila. He then dumped Sheila and their infant son to hook up with a lithe yoga instructor. Suspicion immediately falls on Collinge's abandoned family. Astrid is the beneficiary of his substantial life insurance policy, and before their marriage imploded, she started a heated affair with a Nordic biology professor. Collinge's two sons are also suspects, though. Markus had a vicious argument with his father the day before his death, and his younger brother, Matthias, quarreled with his father only minutes before he was killed. When a bloody pipe is found concealed in Astrid's office, Matthias and his mom are charged with murder. However, Professor Stanard doesn't believe the case is closed, as other people--even at the university--had motive, too. He uncovers a link between Collinge's death and the murder of a naval officer the year before. He quickly tumbles down a twisted trail into the dark secret of a vicious killer.
Categories: Fiction

The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman

Looks at the making of the Oxford English dictionary

Author: Simon Winchester

Publisher: G K Hall & Company

ISBN: 0783885008

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 308

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Looks at the making of the Oxford English dictionary
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Murder Club

The Murder Club

You have never met the professor but you tell him your fantastical ideas and what? He believes you? Believes that our professor is a murderer?

Author: Devin S Parks

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312163744

Category: Fiction

Page: 164

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A tale of murder, philosophy, and the cold will of a murderer intent on exercising his will through indifferent calculation. Taking the philosophical principles of Friedrich Nietzsche, the killer of The Murder Club is set in his purpose to express not just his own authority, but his contempt for others, a demonstration of his superiority. The other characters in the killer's game are both unknowing and uncomprehending, witnessing only the blunt violence. A quick spiral of multiple murders leads to the unveiling of past secrets and future agendas, while those in the path of the murderer's designs are left of put the pieces together in order to survive. However, even survival will come with a cost, one that will stretch the boundaries of sanity and acceptance.
Categories: Fiction