The Dilemmas of an Upright Man: Max Planck and the Fortunes of German Science, With a New Afterword

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Harvard University Press, 2000 - 254 sidor

In this moving and eloquent portrait, John Heilbron describes how the founder of quantum theory rose to the pinnacle of German science. With great understanding, he shows how Max Planck suffered morally and intellectually as his lifelong habit of service to his country and to physics was confronted by the realities of World War I and the brutalities of the Third Reich.

In an afterword written for this edition, Heilbron weighs the recurring questions among historians and scientists about the costs to others, and to Planck himself, of the painful choices he faced in attempting to build an "ark" to carry science and scientists through the storms of Nazism.

 

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Establishing the World Picture
1
RELUCTANT ATOMIST
9
ENTHUSIASTIC RELATIVIST
28
Defending the World Picture
47
IN THE ACADEMY
60
IN THE
69
AGAINST FATE
81
Doctor of Science
87
ANTIANTIRELATIVITY
114
OF THE SOUL
122
AS CAPTAIN
155
AS CHAPLAIN
179
AS SALWAGER
200
BIBLIOGRAPHY
221
INDEX
243
Upphovsrätt

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
100

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Om författaren (2000)

J. L. Heilbron, formerly Professor of History and the Vice Chancellor at the University of California, Berkeley, is a Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College, University of Oxford. He was awarded the George Sarton Medal by the History of Science Society in 1993 for his contributions to the field.

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