The Resource The hope and vision of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Michael Day

The hope and vision of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Michael Day

Label
The hope and vision of J. Robert Oppenheimer
Title
The hope and vision of J. Robert Oppenheimer
Statement of responsibility
Michael Day
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Incorporating elements from history, science, philosophy and international relations theory, this book takes a fresh look at the life and thought of Robert Oppenheimer. The author argues that not only are Oppenheimer's ideas important, engaging and relevant, but also more coherent than generally assumed. He makes a convincing case that Oppenheimer has much to say about 21st century issues, and his voice should be brought back into the public forum. The book recovers and reconstructs what Oppenheimer said and wrote during the 1940s, 50s and 60s (i.e., his hope and vision) with the goal of identifying what might be of general philosophical interest today. It considers not only Oppenheimer's thought, but also his life using philosophical ideas developed by contemporary philosophers. In addition, to deepen and broaden the discussion and demonstrate the relevance of Oppenheimer's vision for the present, the author analyzes his views using contemporary international relations theory with a special emphasis on nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament. This examination reveals ways in which Oppenheimer's reasoning was prescient of current work being carried out to control, and possibly move beyond, the nuclear revolution."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
  • 530.092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
QC16.O62
LC item number
D38 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The hope and vision of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Michael Day
Publication
Copyright
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; Biographical Sketch; Recent Scholarship and the "Oppenheimer Challenge"; 2. Oppenheimer's Hope and Vision 1957-1959; Background; A Vital Center for Oppenheimer's Thought; Philosophy and the Public Sphere; 3. MacLeish, Oppenheimer, and "The Conquest of America"; Background; The Conquest of America; Oppenheimer-MacLeish Exchange; Oppenheimer's Reith Lectures; MacLeish's Suspicion of Science; 4. Rabi, Oppenheimer, and the Universal Culture of Science ; Background; Oppenheimer's Response to Rabi; Focusing Oppenheimer's Hope and Vision
  • David Mitrany and International FunctionalismOppenheimer and Epistemic Communities; 10. Oppenheimer and the Nuclear Revolution; Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty; Nuclear Disarmament; Nuclear One Worldism; Epilogue; Endnotes; Index
  • Rabi's Philosophical Views and OutlookMacLeish, Oppenheimer, and Rabi; 5. International Control of Atomic Energy; Acheson-Lilienthal Proposal; Moral Ramifications; 6. Complementarity in Atomic Physics; Oppenheimer and Complementarity; Bohr, Einstein, and Oppenheimer; 7. Oppenheimer -- Philosophical Exploration I; Oppenheimer and Modernity; Oppenheimer and Pragmatism; 8. Oppenheimer -- Philosophical Exploration II; Oppenheimer, Moral Dilemmas, and Moral Luck; Oppenheimer and Narrative; 9. Oppenheimer and International Relations; Realism, Liberal Internationalism, and Constructivism
Control code
ocn922922409
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789814656757
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36348971
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)922922409
  • ebsco9814656755

Library Locations

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