Einstein's Jewish Science
Physics at the Intersection of Politics and Religion
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||Johns Hopkins University Press|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $24.95|
| Book Description: |
Is relativity Jewish? 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. Philosopher of science Steven Gimbel explores the many meanings of this provocative phrase and considers whether there is any sense in which Einstein’s theory of relativity is Jewish.
Arguing that we must take seriously the possibility that the Nazis were in some measure correct,...