Open Letter to the General Assembly of the United Nations (1947) Chapter 10.
A committed pacifist, his Essays in Humanism and Ideas and Opinions reflect his determination to limit the development of nuclear arms.
Later he chaired the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists, which encouraged peaceful use of atomic energy.
Critical Reception Jamie Sayen has written that Einstein "came to play a critical role in the public life of his epoch as the preeminent moral figure of the Western world." Even with his stature as a spokesman for peace and humanism, he is primarily regarded as a scientist and a philosopher.
Einstein once remarked: "Politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity." Nonetheless, Einstein's theories—particularly the idea of relativity—have influenced virtually every aspect of twentieth-century intellectual life, from scientific study to literary criticism.
With the advent of World War II, Einstein recognized the threat posed by Germany's hegemonic ambitions and advanced scientific knowledge, and actively encouraged President Franklin D. Though he remained politically active for the last part of his life, much of it was given over to work on what he termed the grand unified theory of physics, a formulation that would define the properties of energy and matter.
He was unable to achieve this goal before his death at 76 on April 18, 1955.
Written with a clear voice and a thoughtful perspective on the effects of science, economics, and politics in daily life, Einstein's writings provide an intriguing view inside the mind of a genius addressing the philosophical challenges presented during the turbulence of the Great Depression, the Second World War, and the dawn of the Cold War.
This authorized Philosophical Library edition features information from never-before-seen documents housed at the Albert Einstein Archives of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
The American Council for Judaism (1945) Chapter 43.
Albert Einstein 1879-1955 German-born American physicist and philosopher.