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Albert Einstein from Pacifism to the Idea of World Government

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Albert Einstein was one of the initiators of the peace movement in Europe in the early twentieth century. He tirelessly denounced... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Albert Einstein was one of the initiators of the peace movement in Europe in the early twentieth century. He tirelessly denounced the imperfections of society due to the primitive institution of war and devoted his energies to outlawing war. After Hitler's rise to power, he abandoned pacifism and instead embraced a federalist vision according to which the root cause of war lies in the division of the world into sovereign states and the vehicle of peace is world government.

This book explores Einstein's outlook on war and peace and traces the evolution of his thinking on these topics. In particular, Einstein developed a dialogue on war and peace with physicists like Bohr, Planck and Szilard as well intellectuals like Dewey, Freud, Gandhi, Mann, Mumford, Rolland Russell, Schweitzer and Tagore. The key concepts that were the focus of these discussions were the cause of war (included the Einstein-Freud debate on psychological and political causes of war) and the means to prevent it; the distinction between antimilitarism, pacifism, internationalism and federalism; and the dividing line between intergovernmental and supranational organizations.



Autorentext

Lucio Levi, former professor of Political Science and Comparative Politics at the University of Torino, is editor of The Federalist Debate and scientific director of the International Democracy Watch. He was President of the European Federalist Movement from 2009 to 2015. He is author of Altiero Spinelli and Federalism in Europe and the World (1990), Federalist Thinking (2008) and co-editor with G. Finizio and N. Vallinoto of The Democratization of International Institutions.

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Titel: Albert Einstein from Pacifism to the Idea of World Government
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EAN: 9782807612976
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Hersteller: Peter Lang
Genre: Politikwissenschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 206
Veröffentlichung: 01.04.2020
Dateigrösse: 0.8 MB