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Ideas and opinions : based on Mein Weltbild

Author: Albert Einstein; Carl Seelig; Sonja Bargmann
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, ©1954.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here is a new edition of the most definitive collection of Albert Einstein's popular writings, gathered under the supervision of Einstein himself. The selections range from his earliest days as a theoretical physicist to his death in 1955; from such subjects as relativity, nuclear war or peace, and religion and science, to human rights, economics, and government.
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Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955.
Ideas and opinions.
New York : Crown Publishers, ©1954
(OCoLC)797982215
Named Person: Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Einstein; Carl Seelig; Sonja Bargmann
OCLC Number: 964462
Description: 377 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Paradise lost --
My first impressions of the USA --
Reply to the women of America --
The world as I see it --
The meaning of life --
The true value of a human being --
Good and evil --
On wealth --
Society and personality --
Interviewers --
Congratulations to a critic --
To the schoolchildren of Japan --
Message in the time-capsule --
Remarks on Bertrand Russell's theory of knowledge --
A mathematician's mind --
The state and the individual conscience --
Aphorisms for Leo Baeck --
On academic freedom --
Fascism and science --
On freedom --
Address on receiving Lord & Taylor award --
Modern Inquisitional methods --
Human rights --
Religion and science --
The religious spirit of science --
Science and religion --
Religion and science: Irreconcilable? --
The need for ethical culture --
The university courses at davos --
Teachers and pupils --
Education and educators --
Education and world peace --
On education --
On classic literature --
Ensuring the future of mankind --
Education for independent thought --
Joseph Popper-Lynkaeus --
Greeting to George Bernard Shaw --
In honor of Arnold Berliner's seventieth birthday --
H.A. Lorentz's work in the cause of international cooperation --
Address at the grave of H.A. Lorentz --
H.A. Lorentz, creator and personality --
Maria Curie in memoriam --
Mahatma Gandhi --
Max Planck in memoriam message in honor of Morris --
Raphael Cohen --
The international of science --
A farewell --
The institute of intellectual cooperation --
Thoughts on the world economic crisis --
Production and purchasing power --
Production and work --
Address to the students' disarmament meeting --
The disarmament conference of 1932 --
America and the disarmament conference of 1932 --
The question of disarmament --
Arbitration --
To Sigmund Freud --
Peace --
The pacifist problem --
Compulsory service --
Women and war --
Three letters to friends of peace --
Active pacifism --
Observations on the present situation in Europe --
Germany and France --
Culture and prosperity --
Minorities --
The Heirs of the ages --
The war is won, but the peace is not --
Atomic war or peace --
The military mentality --
Exchange of letters with members of the Russian academy --
On receiving the one world award --
A message to intellectuals --
Why socialism? --
The pursuit of peace --
"Culture must be one of the foundations for world understanding" --
On the abolition of the threat of war --
Symptoms of cultural decay --
A letter to professor Dr. Hellpach, minister of state --
Letter to an Arab --
The Jewish community --
Address on reconstruction in Palestine --
Working Palestine --
Jewish recovery --
Christianity and Judaism --
Jewish ideals --
Is there a Jewish point of view --
Anti-Semitism and academic youth --
Our debt to Zionism --
Why do they hate the Jews? --
The dispersal of European Jewry --
The Jews of Israel --
Manifesto-March 1933 --
Correspondence with the Prussian academy of sciences --
Correspondence with the Bavarian academy of sciences --
A reply to the invitation to participate in a meeting --
Against anti-Semitism --
To the heroes of the battle of the Warsaw ghetto --
Principles of theoretical physics --
Principles of research --
What is the theory of relativity? --
Geometry and experience --
On the theory of relativity --
The cause of the formation of meanders in the courses of rivers and of the so-called Baer's law --
The mechanics of Newton and their influence on the development of theoretical physics --
On scientific truth --
Johannes Kepler --
Maxwell's influence on the evolution of the idea of physical reality --
On the method of theoretical physics --
The problem of space, ether, and the field in physics --
Notes on the origin of the general theory of relativity --
Physics and reality --
The fundaments of theoretical physics --
The common language of science --
E=MC2 --
On the generalized theory of gravitation --
Message to the Italian society for the advancement of science --
Message on the 410th anniversary of the death of Copernicus --
Relativity and the problem of space
Responsibility: edited by Carl Seelig, and other sources ; new translations and revisions by Sonja Bargmann.

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Here is a new edition of the most definitive collection of Albert Einstein's popular writings, gathered under the supervision of Einstein himself. The selections range from his earliest days as a theoretical physicist to his death in 1955; from such subjects as relativity, nuclear war or peace, and religion and science, to human rights, economics, and government.

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