Einstein and the Humanities

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Dennis P. Ryan, Hofstra University
Greenwood Press, 1987 - Philosophy - 214 pages
Albert Einstein's landmark theory of relativity, simplistically explained as all things are relative, sparked a revolution in thought affecting all fields. During the year of Einstein's 100th birthday, notable U.S. and international scholars gathered to discuss the Einstein phenomenon from an interdisciplinary and intercultural perspective. The ramifications of Einstein's theories for ethics and epistemology, religion, metaphysics, the history and philosophy of science, literature, politics, education, and psychology are all considered by the contributors.

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Contents

Reflections
5
The Moral and Philosophical Origins and Implications
19
Einstein and Epistemology
25
Copyright

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About the author (1987)

Dennis P. Ryan first came to know Boston as a young Western Union boy in the 1950s. After a tour in Vietnam with the Marine Corps, he received his Ph.D. in American History from the University of Massachusetts. The author of Beyond the Ballot Box: A Social History of the Boston Irish, 1845-1917, Ryan has lectured throughout the United States and Canada on the Irish experience in America and has recently served as a consultant to a major television documentary on the Boston Irish.

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