Biographies & Memoirs

Essays in Humanism

Essays in Humanism

An inspiring collection of the great thinker's views on a rapidly changing world.

Nuclear proliferation, Zionism, and the global economy are just a few of the insightful and surprisingly prescient topics scientist Albert Einstein discusses in this volume of collected essays from between 1931 and 1950. 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.

Chapter 1. Why Socialism? (1949)

Chapter 2. The Negro Question (1946)

Chapter 3. Science and Society (1935)

Chapter 4. Towards a World Government (1946)

Chapter 5. The Way Out (1946)

Chapter 6. On Receiving the One World Award (1948)

Chapter 7. Science and Civilization (1933)

Chapter 8. A Message to Intellectuals (1948)

Chapter 9. Open Letter to the General Assembly of the United Nations (1947)

Chapter 10. Dr. Einstein’s Mistaken Notions

Chapter 11. For an Organization of Intellectual Workers (1945)

Chapter 12. “Was Europe a Success?” (1934)

Chapter 13. At a Gathering for Freedom of Opinion (1936)

Chapter 14. Atomic War or Peace (I-1945; II-1947)

Chapter 15. The War Is Won but Peace Is Not (1945)

Chapter 16. The Menace of Mass Destruction (1947)

Chapter 17. The Schools and the Problem of Peace (1934)

Chapter 18. On Military Service (1934)

Chapter 19. Military Intrusion in Science (1947)

Chapter 20. International Security (1933)

Chapter 21. Isaac Newton (1942)

Chapter 22. Johannes Kepler (1949)

Chapter 23. Marie Curie in Memoriam (1935)

Chapter 24. Max Planck in Memoriam (1948)

Chapter 25. Paul Langevin in Memoriam (1947)

Chapter 26. Walther Nernst in Memoriam (1942)

Chapter 27. Paul Ehrenfest in Memoriam (1934)

Chapter 28. Mahatma Gandhi (1939)

Chapter 29. Carl von Ossietzky (1946)

Chapter 30. Why Do They Hate the Jews? (1938)

Chapter 31. The Dispersal of European Jewry (1948)

Chapter 32. Let’s Not Forget (1934)

Chapter 33. Unpublished Preface to a Blackbook (1945)

Chapter 34. The Goal of Human Existence (1943)

Chapter 35. Our Debt to Zionism (1938)

Chapter 36. To the Heroes of the Battle of the Warsaw Ghetto (1944)

Chapter 37. Before the Monument to the Martyred Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto (1948)

Chapter 38. The Calling of the Jews (1936)

Chapter 39. Moses Maimonides (1935)

Chapter 40. Stephen Wise (1949)

Chapter 41. To the University of Jerusalem (1949)

Chapter 42. The American Council for Judaism (1945)

Chapter 43. The Jews of Israel (1949)

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