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Einstein and Oppenheimer The Meaning of Genius

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ISBN-10: 067403452X

ISBN-13: 9780674034525

Edition: 2008

Authors: Silvan S. Schweber

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List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 3/30/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Alva Noë is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.Silvan S. Schweber is Associate, Department of the History of Science at Harvard University and Professor of Physics and Richard Koret Professor in the History of Ideas, Emeritus, at Brandeis University.

Preface
Introduction
Albert Einstein and Nuclear Weapons
Einstein and the Atomic Bomb
After Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Einstein on World Government
Hydrogen Bombs
Individual versus Collective Stands
The Einstein-Russell Manifesto
Epilogue
Albert Einstein and the Founding of Brandeis University lot
Israel Goldstein
Rabbinic Connections
The Harold Laski Episode
Denouement
Epilogue
J. Robert Oppenheimer: Proteus Unbound
The Early Years
Becoming a Physicist: Oppenheimer and His School
Los Alamos
The Postwar Years
Hydrogen Bombs
Epilogue
J. Robert Oppenheimer and American Pragmatism
The Director's Fund
Philosophy
Harvard Overseer
The William James Lectures
Epilogue
Einstein, Oppenheimer, and the Extension of Physics
Unification
Einstein and Unification
The MIT Centennial Celebration
A Bird's-Eye View of General Relativity, 1915-1960
Epilogue
Einstein, Oppenheimer, and the Meaning of Community
The Einstein-Oppenheimer Interaction
Eulogies and Memorial Speeches
Roots and Tradition
Philosophy
Epilogue
Some Concluding Remarks
Appendix: The Russell-Einstein Manifesto
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index