Einstein's Clocks: The Place of Time

@article{Galison2000EinsteinsCT,
  title={Einstein's Clocks: The Place of Time},
  author={Peter Galison},
  journal={Critical Inquiry},
  year={2000},
  volume={26},
  pages={355 - 389}
}
  • P. Galison
  • Published 1 January 2000
  • Art
  • Critical Inquiry
Einstein, 1933: "There are certain occupations, even in modern society, which entail living in isolation and do not require great physical or intellectual effort. Such occupations as the service of lighthouses and lightships come to mind."' Solitude, Einstein argued, would be perfect for the young scientist engaged with philosophical and mathematical problems. His own youth, we are tempted to speculate, might be thought of this way, the Bern patent office where he had earned a living seeming no… 

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