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The Resource The hope and vision of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Michael A. Day (Lebanon Valley College, USA)

The hope and vision of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Michael A. Day (Lebanon Valley College, USA)

Label
The hope and vision of J. Robert Oppenheimer
Title
The hope and vision of J. Robert Oppenheimer
Statement of responsibility
Michael A. Day (Lebanon Valley College, USA)
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the life and thought of J. Robert Oppenheimer. It 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 Oppenheimer's 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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Day, Michael
Dewey number
  • 530.092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
QC16.O62
LC item number
D38 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oppenheimer, J. Robert
  • Oppenheimer, J. Robert
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Nuclear nonproliferation
  • Physicists
  • Nuclear nonproliferation
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Physicists
  • United States
Label
The hope and vision of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Michael A. Day (Lebanon Valley College, USA)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Oppenheimer's hope and vision 1957-1959 -- MacLeish, Oppenheimer, and "The Conquest of America" -- Rabi, Oppenheimer, and the universal culture of science background -- International control of atomic energy -- Complementarity in atomic physics -- Oppenheimer - philosophical exploration I -- Oppenheimer- philosophical exploration II -- Oppenheimer and international relations -- Oppenheimer and the nuclear revolution
Control code
ocn929829144
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 264 pages
Isbn
9789814656733
Lccn
2015010840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9789814656740
  • (OCoLC)929829144
Label
The hope and vision of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Michael A. Day (Lebanon Valley College, USA)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Oppenheimer's hope and vision 1957-1959 -- MacLeish, Oppenheimer, and "The Conquest of America" -- Rabi, Oppenheimer, and the universal culture of science background -- International control of atomic energy -- Complementarity in atomic physics -- Oppenheimer - philosophical exploration I -- Oppenheimer- philosophical exploration II -- Oppenheimer and international relations -- Oppenheimer and the nuclear revolution
Control code
ocn929829144
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 264 pages
Isbn
9789814656733
Lccn
2015010840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9789814656740
  • (OCoLC)929829144

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