, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp 613–616 | Cite as

Einsteins epistemology and the search for a unified theory

Jeroen van Dongen: Einstein’s unification. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010, 224pp, £55 HB
Book Review


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of Rome 3RomeItaly

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