D O C . 3 5 2 M A R C H 1 9 2 0 2 9 5 352. From Moritz Schlick Rostock, 23 Orléans St., 13 March 1920 Esteemed, dear Professor, Most cordial thanks for your kind note, which I received about a fortnight ago, and especially for your having approached Zurich on my behalf. If there is any chance at all for me there, I am convinced that the largest step toward its realization has thus been taken.[1] I haven’t heard anything about whether Medicus is going or staying.[2] In Germany there is, as far as I know, no chair vacant at the moment, apart from, if I am not mistaken, one Extraordinary Professorship in Marburg, and there, in the neo-Kantian stronghold, I surely don’t have the slightest chance.[3] The number of full professors advocating my kind of philosophy is not large, of course. But there are a few among these is Erdmann, for ex., who has backed me at every opportunity.[4] Now I have another thing on my mind. As you know, the little conflict you had with the Berlin Student Association was badly misrepresented in the newspapers and that was supposedly quite particularly the case in the Rostock papers (I did not read it there myself, of course, because I was just away on my itinerant adult edu- cation schedule at the time).[5] Wouldn’t a brief correction be appropriate? Might it not be desirable at least to counteract a false impression from forming among the students here? This is the opinion of Mrs. Katz in particular, with whom I discussed this mainly (you surely remember the lady originally from Odessa, whom you met here at our home one afternoon?).[6] Just in case you would consider it useful to do something in this vein, please indicate to me in a few lines what ought to be said in a brief newspaper notice, perhaps. Or would you rather that I convey a short com- munication to the Jewish Student Association we had visited then? Coming to you now with this business is, of course, a bit late in the day [post festum] but my con- tinual traveling around the countryside prevented me from getting to many things. Toward the end of the month I am supposed to give a talk in Düsseldorf on the philosophical importance of your theory, possibly also in a few other West German cities. I certainly owe this honorable invitation also to your recommendation.– How very pleased I was with the paper by Bachem and Grebe on the line displacement in the solar spectrum, particularly after a negative result of similar analyses had al- ready been announced in England.[7] Most cordial congratulations on the new con- firmation! Haenisch’s support for the freedom of instruction in the Nicolai case delighted me.[8]
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