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Einstein, History, and Other Passions

The Rebellion against Science at the End of the Twentieth Century

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$35.50 • £25.95 • €32.00

ISBN 9780674004337

Publication: September 2000


6 x 9 inches

13 halftones, 11 line illustrations


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  • Preface
  • Part One: Science in History
    • What Place for Science at the “End of the Modern Era”?
    • The Public Image of Science
    • “Doing One’s Damndest”: The Evolution of Trust in Scientific Findings
    • Imagination in Science
    • Understanding the History of Science
  • Part Two: Learning from Einstein
    • Einstein’s Influence on the Culture of Our Time
    • Einstein and the Goal of Science
    • Of Physics, Love, and Other Passions: The Letters of Albert and Mileva
    • “What, Precisely, Is Thinking?”…Einstein’s Answer
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index