Philosophy Prof. Steve Gimbel's book, “Einstein’s Jewish Science: Physics at the Intersection of Politics and Religion,” was featured in an August 25 Hanover Evening Sun article.
From the Evening Sun:
Gettysburg College professor writes Einstein book
'Einstein's Jewish Science' explores the influence heritage had on Einstein's work.
Throughout his life and work, Albert Einstein knew there was an underlying truth. But he also knew the truth can look different with a change of perspective.
"This is seen all throughout Einstein's writings," said Gettysburg College Professor Steve Gimbel, who chairs the college's philosophy department.
Did Einstein look at the world this way - and radically change physics and our understanding of space and time - because of his boundless intellect? Was it because of his innate understanding of math and science?
Or was it because Einstein was Jewish?
Gimbel explores this in his new book, "Einstein's Jewish Science: Physics at the Intersection of Politics and Religion," which came out May 10, and is available most places books are sold. His book was reviewed in The New York Times earlier this month, which called the book "original," and Gimbel "an engaging writer." Gimbel is pleased with the reception he's gotten so far.