Tilling the Seedbed of Einstein’s Politics: A Pre-1905 Harbinger?

  • Robert Schulmann
Part of the Einstein Studies book series (EINSTEIN, volume 12)


Einstein’s political interests only crystallized in 1919 after his most significant discoveries in physics lay behind him. In the critical years leading up to his greatest scientific achievements his political and social interests lay fallow, their moral roots unarticulated. One challenge this poses for the Einstein biographer is determining if and when latent political sensibilities emerged and what forms they assumed.


Political View Ethical Culture Weimar Republic Peace Movement Hospitable Home 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Schulmann
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  1. 1.BethesdaUSA

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