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Einstein's Jewish science : physics at the intersection of politics and religion

Author: Steven Gimbel
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Nazis denigrated Albert Einstein's revolutionary theory by calling it Jewish science, a charge typical of the ideological excesses of Hitler and his followers. This title explores the many  Read more...

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Named Person: Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Gimbel
ISBN: 1421405547 9781421405544 142140575X 9781421405759 1421411822 9781421411828
OCLC Number: 754908673
Description: viii, 245 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Einstein's Jewish science --
Is Einstein a Jew? --
Is relativity pregnant with Jewish concepts? --
Why did a Jew formulate the theory of relativity? --
Is the theory of relativity political science or scientific politics? --
Did relativity influence the Jewish intelligentsia? --
Einstein's liberal science? --
Conclusion : Einstein's cosmopolitan science.
Responsibility: Steven Gimbel.

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In this wide-ranging exploration, Gimbel... seeks to discover whether and to what extent Einstein's work could legitimately be called 'Jewish' and what difference it makes. Publishers Weekly Gimbel Read more...

 
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