John Banville: Einstein and Bergson, 13 July 2016
Show More The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time by Jimena Canales.
Princeton, 429 pp., £24.95, May 2015, 978 0 691 16534 9Show More
“... office in Princeton. It is popularly imagined that Einstein completely overthrew Newton, but as Abraham Pais points out in Subtle Is the Lord, his biography of Einstein, the effect of relativity was to turn Newtonian mechanics into an ‘approximate’ science, ‘not diminished but better defined in the process’.* It could be argued, indeed, that ...”