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  • Relativityby Albert Einstein; Hanoch Gutfreund; Jürgen Renn

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    After completing the final version of his general theory of relativity in November 1915, Albert Einstein wrote a book about relativity for a popular audience. His intention was ?to give an exact insight into the theory of relativity to those readers who, from a general scientific and philosophical point of view, are interested in the theory, but who... more...

  • The Road to Relativityby Hanoch Gutfreund; Jürgen Renn; John Stachel

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    This richly annotated facsimile edition of ?The Foundation of General Relativity? introduces a new generation of readers to Albert Einstein?s theory of gravitation. Written in 1915, this remarkable document is a watershed in the history of physics and an enduring testament to the elegance and precision of Einstein?s thought. Presented here is a beautiful... more...

  • Positioning the History of Scienceby Jurgen Renn; Kostas Gavroglu

    Springer 2007; US$ 189.00

    Compiled in honor of an outstanding historian of science, physicist and exceptional human being, Sam Schweber, this book assembles a broad spectrum of positions on the history of science by some of its leading representatives. It presents a comprehensive survey reflecting the strong influence Sam Schweber has exerted on the history of science. more...

  • The Genesis of General Relativityby Jürgen Renn; Matthias Schemmel

    Springer 2007; US$ 1,249.00

    This four-volume work represents the most comprehensive documentation and study of the creation of general relativity. Einstein's 1912 Zurich notebook is published for the first time in facsimile and transcript and commented on by today's major historians of science. Additional sources from Einstein and others, who from the late 19th to the... more...

  • Causation, Coherence and Conceptsby Jürgen Renn; Kostas Gavroglu

    Springer 2008; US$ 269.00

    Collects 15 of the most important essays on theoretical philosophy. This book covers a range of subjects: epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of science, philosophical logic, philosophy of language and mind, and the theory of practical rationality. It offers insights on the nature of causation, laws, coherence, and concepts. more...

  • Going Amiss in Experimental Researchby Jürgen Renn; Kostas Gavroglu

    Springer 2008; US$ 209.00

    The study of failures, errors, pitfalls and mistakes helps us understand the way knowledge is pursued and indeed generated. This book presents both historical accounts and philosophical analysis of failures in experimental practice. It is suitable for historians, philosophers, and sociologists of science. more...

  • Übergewicht und Adipositas bei Kindern und Jugendlichenby Michael Zwick; Jürgen Deuschle; Ortwin Renn

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 39.99

    Übergewicht und Adipositas sind bei jungen Menschen zu einem gesellschaftlichen Problem geworden, das neue Ansätze in Forschung und Praxis erfordert. Das Buch fasst die wesentlichen Ergebnisse eines breit angelegten, interdisziplinären Projektes aus der Perspektive der systemischen Risikoforschung zusammen und kommt dabei zu neuen Einsichten und Empfehlungen,... more...

  • Einstein and the Changing Worldviews of Physicsby Christoph Lehner; Jürgen Renn; Matthias Schemmel

    Springer 2012; US$ 149.00

    This volume reviews conceptual conflicts at the foundations of physics now and in the past century. The focus is on the conditions and consequences of Einstein's pathbreaking achievements that sealed the decline of the classical notions of space, time, radiation, and matter, and resulted in the theory of relativity. Particular attention is paid to... more...

  • The Power of Images in Early Modern Scienceby Wolfgang Lefèvre; Jürgen Renn; Urs Schoepflin

    Birkhäuser Basel 2012; US$ 179.00

    The book is dedicated to the role of visual representations in the history of early modern science. It brings together historical case studies from various fields and discusses epistemological questions such as the role of images as mediatory instances between practical and theoretical knowledge, the interaction between images and texts, and the potential... more...

  • The History of Physics in Cubaby Angelo Baracca; Jürgen Renn; Helge Wendt

    Springer 2014; US$ 179.00

    This book brings together a broad spectrum of authors, both from inside and from outside Cuba, who describe the development of Cuba's scientific system from the colonial period to the present. It is a unique documentation of the self-organizing power of a local scientific community engaged in scientific research on an international level. The first... more...