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The advancement of science, and its burdens : the Jefferson lecture and other essays

Author: Gerald James Holton
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University, 1986.
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Genre/Form: History
Lectures
Essays
Named Person: Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald James Holton
ISBN: 052125244X 9780521252447 0521272432 9780521272438
OCLC Number: 13526718
Description: xi, 351 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Thematic presuppositions and the direction of scientific advance --
2. Einstein's model for constructing a scientific theory --
3. Einstein's scientific program : the formative years --
4. Einstein's search for the Weltbid --
5. Einstein and the shaping of our imagination --
6. Physics in America, and Einstein's decision to immigrate --
7. "Success sanctifies the means" : Heisenberg, Oppenheimer, and the transition to modern physics --
8. Do scientists need a philosophy? --
9. Science, technology, and the fourth discontinuity --
10. The two maps --
11. From the endless frontier to the ideology of limits --
12. Metaphors in science and education --
13. "A nation at risk" revisited --
14. "The advancement of science, and its burdens" : the Jefferson lecture.
Responsibility: Gerald Holton.
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