2nd Edition

Einstein and the Generations of Science

Edited By David Abshire Copyright 1982
    433 Pages
    by Routledge

    390 Pages
    by Routledge

    This absorbing intellectual history vividly recreates the unique social, political, and philosophical milieu in which the extraordinary promise of Einstein and scientific contemporaries took root and flourished into greatness. Feuer shows us that no scientific breakthrough really happens by chance; it takes a certain intellectual climate, a decisive tension within the very fabric of society, to spur one man's potential genius into world-shaking achievement. Feuer portrays such men of high imaginative powers as Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, de Broglie, influenced by and influencing the social worlds in which they lived.

    1: The Social Roots OF Einstein’s Theory OF Relativity; 2: Social, Generational, AND Philosophical Sources OF Quantum Theory; 3: Generational Movements AND “Scientific Revolutions”; 4: The Conflict of Scientific Schools


    David Abshire