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Stachel, John J. 1928-

Overview
Works: 204 works in 616 publications in 6 languages and 7,853 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Archives  Biographies  Personal correspondence  Sources  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Conceptor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Originator, Redactor
Classifications: Q174, 530.1
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Most widely held works about John J Stachel
 
Most widely held works by John J Stachel
Einstein's miraculous year : five papers that changed the face of physics by Albert Einstein( Book )

28 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 1,613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After 1905, Einstein's miraculous year, physics would never be the same again. In those twelve months, Einstein shattered many cherished scientific beliefs in five great papers that would establish him as the world's leading physicist. For the first time, this book brings those papers together in an accessible format. An introduction by John Stachel explains their development and historical significance." "The best-known papers are the two that founded special relativity: On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies and Does the Inertia of a Body Depend on Its Energy Content? In the former, Einstein showed that absolute time had to be replaced by a new absolute: the speed of light. In the second, he asserted the equivalence of mass and energy, which would lead to the famous formula E = mc[superscript 2]."--Jacket
The collected papers of Albert Einstein by Albert Einstein( Book )

in German and English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein is one of the most ambitious publishing ventures ever undertaken in the documentation of the history of science. Selected from among more than 40,000 documents contained in the personal collection of Albert Einstein (1879-1955), and 15,000 Einstein and Einstein-related documents discovered by the editors since the beginning of the Einstein Project, The Collected Papers will provide the first complete picture of a massive written legacy that ranges from Einstein's first work on the special and general theories of relativity and the origins of quantum theory, to expressions of his profound concern with civil liberties, education, Zionism, pacifism, and disarmament. The series will contain over 14,000 documents and will fill twenty-five volumes. Sponsored by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Princeton University Press, the Einstein project was located at and supported by Boston University from 1986 to 2000. Currently located at and supported by The California Institute of Technology, the project will continue to make available a monumental collection of primary material. The Albert Einstein Archives are located at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. After Volume 1, the papers divide into two series, with the documents in each volume presented in chronological order. One series, the Writings, will include such items as Einstein's published and unpublished articles, lecture and research notebooks, book reviews, patent applications, and available accounts of his lectures, speeches, interviews, and other oral statements. The other series, the Correspondence, will include a wide selection of letters written by and to Einstein, as well as significant documents about him by third parties. The Correspondence volumes will also contain calendars of Einstein's life for the years covered. The two series will be extensively cross-referenced. Every document in The Collected Papers will appear in the language in which it was written, while the introduction, headnotes, footnotes, and other scholarly apparatus will be in English. Upon release of each volume, Princeton University Press will also publish an English translation of previously untranslated non-English documents" --Publisher's website
Foundations of space-time theories by Conference on the Foundations of Space-Time Theories( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Dirk Struik : scientific, historical, and political essays in honor of Dirk J. Struik( Book )

13 editions published in 1974 in English and Dutch and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bevat: Annie Romein-Verschoor : Wat is burgerlijk? Analysis of a dutch concept
Einstein and the history of general relativity : based on The proceedings of the 1986 Osgood Hill Conference, North Andover, Massachusetts, 8-11 May 1986 by Osgood Hill Conference( Book )

13 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From quarks to quasars : philosophical problems of modern physics by Robert Garland Colodny( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Selected papers of Léon Rosenfeld by L Rosenfeld( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decision to undertake this volume was made in 1971 at Lake Como during the Varenna summer school ofthe Italian Physical Society, where Professor Leon Rosenfeld was lecturing on the history of quantum theory. We had long been struck by the unique blend of epistemological, histori­ cal and social concerns in his work on the foundations and development of physics, and decided to approach him there with the idea of publishing a collection of his papers. He responded enthusiastically, and agreed to help us select the papers; furthermore, he also agreed to write a lengthy introduction and to comment separately on those papers that he felt needed critical re-evaluation in the light of his current views. For he was still vigorously engaged in both theoretical investigations of, and critical not reflections on the foundations of theoretical physics. We certainly did conceive of the volume as a memorial to a 'living saint', but rather more practically, as a useful tool to place in the hands of fellow workers and students engaged in wrestling with these difficult problems. All too sadly, fate has added a memorial aspect to our labors. We agreed that in order to make this book most useful for the con­ temporary community of physicists and philosophers, we should trans­ late all non-English items into English
Physics, philosophy, and the scientific community : essays in the philosophy and history of the natural sciences and mathematics in honor of Robert S. Cohen by R. S Cohen( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays presented in Physics, Philosophy, and the Scientific Community (Volume I of Essays in honor of Robert S. Cohen) focus on philosophical and historical issues in contemporary physics: on the origins and conceptual foundations of quantum mechanics, on the reception and understanding of Bohr's and Einstein's work, on the emergence of quantum electrodynamics, and on some of the sharp philosophical and scientific issues that arise in current scientific practice (e.g. in superconductivity research). In addition, several essays deal with critical issues within the philosophy of science, both historical and contemporary."--Jacket
Einstein from "B" to "Z" by John J Stachel( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science, mind, and art : essays on science and the humanistic understanding in art, epistemology, religion, and ethics in honor of Robert S. Cohen by Kōstas Gavroglou( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In three volumes, a distinguished group of scholars from a variety of disciplines in the natural and social sciences, the humanities and the arts contribute essays in honor of Robert S. Cohen, on the occasion of his 70th birthday. The range of the essays, as well as their originality, and their critical and historical depth, pay tribute to the extraordinary scope of Professor Cohen's intellectual interests, as a scientist-philosopher and a humanist, and also to his engagement in the world of social and political practice. Science, Mind and Art, Volume III of Essays in honor of Robert S. Cohen focuses on issues in contemporary epistemology, aesthetics, and philosophy of mind as well as on the relations of science and human values in ethical and religious thought. It also has important new work in contemporary metaphysics, as well as in the history of philosophy, and on questions of multiculturalism in science education. Contributors include Paul Feyerabend, Adolf Grünbaum, Joseph Margolis, Joëlle Proust, Erazim Kohak, Elie Wiesel, Miriam Bienenstock, and John Silber, among others
Einstein : the formative years, 1879-1909( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science, politics, and social practice : essays on Marxism and science, philosophy of culture and the social sciences : in honor of Robert S. Cohen( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Science, Politics and Social Practice (Volume II of Essays in honor of Robert S. Cohen), an international group of scholars - philosophers, sociologists, historians, and political scientists - discuss issues at the cutting edge of contemporary social and political thought, and its bearing on science. Several essays discuss the relations of Marxism to science, and specifically, to the philosophies of science of Carnap and Popper, as well as Soviet Marxism, and the effects of Stalinism on Soviet science. There are also essays on the philosophy and methodology of the social sciences, on questions of method and aim in historical narrative, on the issue of cultural relativism, and more."--Jacket
Conceptual problems of quantum gravity : based on the proceedings of the 1988 Osgood Hill Conference, North Andover, Massachusetts, 15-19 May 1988 by Osgood Hill Conference( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revisiting the foundations of relativistic physics : festschrift in honor of John Stachel by Jürgen Renn( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2) the globalization of capital has far outstripped the ability of current labor movements, organized at best on a national level, to conduct an effective defense of the interests of labor within capitalism, let alone to seriously challenge the cap­ italist system. To develop some form-or forms--of international organization of labor, long an ideological challenge ("Workers of the World Unite") has now become an urgent matter of survival for the labor movements of the world. Here is a challenge, on which I think broad agreement is possible: Even those who think capitalism is capable of indefinite survival must agree that it has functioned best in the past-for example, during the long period of post-World War II expansion­ when the power of capital has been effectively limited by the countervailing power of labor. Effective exercise of that power has always depended on overcoming the seg­ mentation of labor due to such factors as locality, race, gender, occupation, etc. , which stilIremain important. Above, I have singled out the two factors that today seem key to me: the split between mental and manual labor, and segmentation by nationality. Let all concerned about the current state of capitalism work to build up the countervailing power of labor, and let time show whether this results in nothing more than the better functioning of capitalism, or whether a new challenge to the system ultimately emerges
Space, time, and the limits of human understanding by Shyam Wuppuluri( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this compendium of essays, some of the world's leading thinkers discuss their conceptions of space and time, as viewed through the lens of their own discipline. With an epilogue on the limits of human understanding, this volume hosts contributions from six or more diverse fields. It presumes only rudimentary background knowledge on the part of the reader. Time and again, through the prism of intellect, humans have tried to diffract reality into various distinct, yet seamless, atomic, yet holistic, independent, yet interrelated disciplines and have attempted to study it contextually. Philosophers debate the paradoxes, or engage in meditations, dialogues and reflections on the content and nature of space and time. Physicists, too, have been trying to mold space and time to fit their notions concerning micro- and macro-worlds. Mathematicians focus on the abstract aspects of space, time and measurement. While cognitive scientists ponder over the perceptual and experiential facets of our consciousness of space and time, computer scientists theoretically and practically try to optimize the space-time complexities in storing and retrieving data/information. The list is never-ending. Linguists, logicians, artists, evolutionary biologists, geographers etc., all are trying to weave a web of understanding around the same duo. However, our endeavour into a world of such endless imagination is restrained by intellectual dilemmas such as: Can humans comprehend everything? Are there any limits? Can finite thought fathom infinity? We have sought far and wide among the best minds to furnish articles that provide an overview of the above topics. We hope that, through this journey, a symphony of patterns and tapestry of intuitions will emerge, providing the reader with insights into the questions: What is Space? What is Time?"--
Experimental metaphysics( Book )

12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Potentiality, entanglement, and passion-at-a-distance( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Collected papers of Albert Einstein. 1879-1902 by Albert Einstein( Book )

14 editions published in 1987 in English and German and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein Archives online( )

in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes scientific writings, non-scientific writings, travel diaries, general information on the Albert Einstein Archives, an itemized database of approximately 43,000 Einstein and Einstein-related archival items
The Collected papers of Albert Einstein. writings, 1900-1909 by Albert Einstein( Book )

23 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Einstein's miraculous year : five papers that changed the face of physics
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The collected papers of Albert EinsteinFor Dirk Struik : scientific, historical, and political essays in honor of Dirk J. StruikEinstein and the history of general relativity : based on The proceedings of the 1986 Osgood Hill Conference, North Andover, Massachusetts, 8-11 May 1986Selected papers of Léon RosenfeldPhysics, philosophy, and the scientific community : essays in the philosophy and history of the natural sciences and mathematics in honor of Robert S. CohenEinstein from "B" to "Z"Science, mind, and art : essays on science and the humanistic understanding in art, epistemology, religion, and ethics in honor of Robert S. CohenEinstein : the formative years, 1879-1909
Alternative Names
John Stachel American physicist

John Stachel Amerikaans natuurkundige

John Stachel amerikansk fysikar

John Stachel amerikansk fysiker

John Stachel físico estadounidense

John Stachel US-amerikanischer Physiker und Wissenschaftshistoriker

Stachel, J.

Stachel, J. J.

Stachel, J. J. 1928-

Stachel, J. J. 1928- (John J.)

Stachel, J. J. (John J.), 1928-

Stachel, John.

Stachel, John 1928-

Stachel, John J.

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English (189)

German (17)

French (4)

Japanese (3)

Spanish (1)

Dutch (1)