Ideas and Opinions

By Albert Einstein

Rating: 3 stars

This is a collection of writings and lectures by Albert Einstein, organised in sections, discussing ideas, politics, pacifism, the Jewish people, science and more. I got through all of it until I reached the final part: contributions to science. Although Einstein’s writing could be dense (particularly his pre-war stuff), it was generally understandable. The science writing was beyond me. I struggled through a lot of it, but stopped when I realised that I had read entire pages that didn’t make any sense.

His writing on other topics makes for interesting reading though, and it’s particularly interesting to see his attitudes change post-war (and his writing becomes much easier to read at that point as well), but the science contributions defeated me.

Book details

ISBN: 9780285647251
Publisher: Souvenir Press
Year of publication: 1954

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