The Einstein Reader

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Citadel Press, 2006 - 257 pages
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Einstein was not just the greatest scientist of his generation: he was also a deeply humane thinker concerned with issues and events affecting the world through all the spectra of experience. Frequently lauded for his remarkable breakthroughs in physics and little-known for anything else, the man behind the hair was a prolific writer. Included here are his thoughts on freedom, international security, Zionism, morals and the atomic threat to world peace.
 

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Contents

Moral Decay 1937
7
Morals and Emotions 1938
13
Personalities
19
On Education 1936
27
The Theory of Relativity 1949
35
EMe2 1946
42
Physics and Reality 1936
52
The Fundaments of Theoretical Physics 1940
88
International Security 1933
197
Isaac Newton 1942
201
Johannes Kepler 1949
205
Marie Curie in Memoriam 1935
208
Max Planck in Memoriam 1948
210
Paul Langevin in Memoriam 1947
212
Walther Nernst in Memoriam 1942
214
Paul Ehrenfest in Memoriam 1934
217

The Common Language of Science 1941
100
Why Socialism? 1949
111
The Negro Question 1946
119
Science and Society 1935
122
Towards a World Government 1946
125
The Way Out 1946
127
On Receiving the One World Award 1948
132
Science and Civilization 1933
134
A Message to Intellectuals 1948
138
Open Letter to the General Assembly of the United Nations 1947
142
Dr Einsteins Mistaken NotionsAn Open Letter from Sergei Vavilov A N Frumkin A F Joffe and N N Semyonov 1947
147
A Reply to the Soviet Scientists 1948
153
Science and Life
161
For an Organization of Intellectual Workers 1945
163
Was Europe a Success? 1934
165
At a Gathering for Freedom of Opinion 1936
167
Atomic War or Peace 11945 111947
169
The War Is Won but Peace Is Not 1945
184
The Menace of Mass Destruction 1947
187
The Schools and the Problem of Peace 1934
189
On Military Service 1934
191
Military Intrusion in Science 1947
194
Mahatma Gandhi 1939
221
Carl von Ossietzky 1946
222
My People
223
Why Do They Hate the Jews? 1938
225
Just What Is a Jew?
228
Where Oppression Is a Stimulus
230
The Dispersal of European Jewry 1948
233
Lets Not Forget 1934
235
Unpublished Preface to a Blackbook 1945
236
The Goal of Human Existence 1943
238
Our Debt to Zionism 1938
240
To the Heroes of the Battle of the Warsaw Ghetto 1944
243
Before the Monument to the Martyred Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto 1948
244
The Calling of the Jews 1936
246
Moses Maimonides 1935
247
Stephen Wise 1949
249
To the University of Jerusalem 1949
250
The American Council for Judaism 1945
251
The Jews of Israel 1949
252
Acknowledgments
255
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Albert Einstein (1879 1955), one of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century, was born in Ulm, Germany, to German-Jewish parents. He published his first great theories in Switzerland in the early 1900s while working as a patent clerk.

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