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Victory and Vexation in Science

Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, and Others

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$55.50 • £44.95 • €50.00

ISBN 9780674015197

Publication Date: 05/30/2005


244 pages

6 x 9 inches

5 halftones, 4 line illustrations


  • Preface
  • I. Scientists
    • 1. Einstein’s Third Paradise
    • 2. The Woman in Einstein’s Shadow, and a First Glimpse of Einstein’s Mind at Work
    • 3. Werner Heisenberg and Albert Einstein
    • 4. Bohr, Heisenberg, and What Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen Tries to Tell Us
    • 5. Enrico Fermi and the Miracle of the Two Tables
    • 6. B. F. Skinner, P. W. Bridgman, and the “Lost Years”
    • 7. I. I. Rabi as Educator and Science Warrior
  • II. Science in Context
    • 8. Paul Tillich, Albert Einstein, and the Quest for the Ultimate
    • 9. Henri Poincaré, Marcel Duchamp, and Innovation in Science and Art
    • 10. Perspectives on the Thematic Analysis of Scientific Thought
    • 11. The Imperative for Basic Science That Serves National Needs
    • 12. The Rise of Postmodernisms and the “End of Science”
    • 13. Different Perceptions of “Good Science,” and Their Effects on Careers of Women Scientists
    • 14. “Only Connect”: Bridging the Institutionalized Gaps between the Humanities and Sciences in Teaching
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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