Einstein's Opponents : The Public Controversy about the Theory of Relativity in the 1920s
This detailed account of the controversy surrounding the publication of Albert Einstein's theory of relativity explores the ferocious popular and academic opposition which at one time encircled one of the most important scientific breakthroughs of the twentieth century. Based on extensive archival research, this fascinating discourse includes a compelling and entertaining examination of the contemporary literature created by Einstein's detractors. Exploring the arguments and strategies, social contexts, and motivations of Einstein's detractors, and providing unique insights into the dynamics of scientific controversies, this book is ideal for anyone interested in the history and philosophy of physics, popular science, and the public understanding of science.
- Electronic book text
- 05 Dec 2013
- CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
- 33 b/w illus.
Table of contents
1. World riddle solvers; 2. Confrontation with the theory of relativity; 3. Debate on the content of the theory of relativity; 4. Marginalization and protest: strategic disputes with the theory of relativity; Index.