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Einstein’s Brain

Genius, Culture, and Social Networks

Authors: Restivo, Sal

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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 authors

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.

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“What a wonderful book. It’s a joy to read and delivers a powerful sociological message. Restivo’s account of the debates over analyzing Einstein’s Brain is great to have. I hope the defining slogan of this book will travel widely: ‘Give me a genius and I will give you a social network.’” (Randall Collins, Professor Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania, author of The Sociology of Philosophies (1998))

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Einstein’s Brain
Book Subtitle
Genius, Culture, and Social Networks
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-32918-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-32918-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-32917-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 163
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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