Einstein's Brain: Genius, Culture, and Social Networks (Hardcover)

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This book reviews the research on Einstein's brain from a sociological perspective and in the context of the social brain paradigm. Instead of "Einstein, the genius of geniuses" standing on the shoulders of giants, Restivo proposes a concept of Einstein the social being standing on the shoulders of social networks. Rather than challenging Einstein's uniqueness or the uniqueness of his achievements, the book grounds Einstein and his achievements in a social ecology opposed to the myths of the "I," individualism, and the very idea of "genius." "Einstein" is defined by the particular configuration of social networks that he engaged as his life unfolded, not by biological inheritances.

About the Author

Sal Restivo is a sociologist/anthropologist who has held professorships and endowed chairs at universities in the U.S., Europe, and China. He is a former president of the Society for Social Studies of Science and author most recently of Sociology, Science, and the End of Philosophy: How Society Shapes Brains, Gods, Maths, and Logics (Palgrave, 2017). With Mario Incayawar and Jenelle Clarke.

Product Details
ISBN: 9783030329174
ISBN-10: 3030329178
Publisher: Palgrave Pivot
Publication Date: November 27th, 2019
Pages: 163
Language: English