Einstein, History, and Other Passions: The Rebellion against Science at the End of the Twentieth Century / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Through his rich exploration of Einstein's thought, Gerald Holton shows how the best science depends on great intuitive leaps of imagination, and how science is indeed the creative expression of the tradition of Western civilization.
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About the Author
Gerald Holton is Mallinckrodt Research Professor of Physics, and Research Professor of History of Science, Harvard University.
Table of Contents
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
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