Autobiographical Notes The closest Einstein ever came to writing an autobiography, this account is primarily concerned with the development of his ideas, saying little about his private life. It presents his "epistemological credo" and the development of his special and general theories of relativity. Full description
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Broché: 95 pages
Editeur : Open Court Publishing Co ,U.S.; Édition : Centennial (décembre 1991)
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5.0 étoiles sur 5The life devoted to objective understanding of nature26 juin 2005
Par Shalom Freedman - Publié sur Amazon.com
This is the autobiographical sketch which Paul Arthur Schillp requested from Einstein for the volume devoted to him in' The Living Philosophers Series'. In other words this particular book is one - chapter of a much larger volume , reprinted at the centennial neither of Einstein's birth or death, but of his annus mirabilis 1905 when he wrote the five papers that revolutionized Mankind's understand of the physical world.
Einstein was sixty- seven when he wrote this , and he in his usual lightly humorous vein said that it might constitute an ' obituary '. In fact Einstein lived for nine more years. But of course the great scientific work was done over twenty- five years before he wrote this sketch.
In the sketch Einstein traces his own scientific development, and describes briefly his major discoveries.
He also explains at the outset his early understanding that the world of human wishes, desires and subjectivities was not to be his prime realm of concern. He wished to be among those who lived in what he regarded as the refined realm of understanding the physical nature and world as a whole. The quest for the impersonal and objective truth through the hard work of thought is the central theme of Einstein's life. And if it yielded him long years of frustration it also provided him with miraculous revelation of a kind the world as a whole would come to wonder at, and be transformed by.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Phenomenal23 mai 2013
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Honest, modest, and remarkable.
Einstein begins with stating the incompleteness of the notes because it is the later Einstein speaking of the earlier Einstein. He also speaks of what sparked his fascination with science, his thoughts on scientific reasoning, and the intuitive ideas that led to his theories.
Overall, a great source of wisdom for anyone. That is, if you can see that his notes do not just pertain to science, and can be applied to everyday life.