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system. As good as Mach was as a mechanician, he was a deplorable philosopher.
His shortsightedness about science led him to reject the existence of atoms. It is
probable that if Mach were still living today, he would have changed his mind. I do,
however, insist on saying that I am in complete agreement with Mach regarding one
point—that concepts can change.
132. From Oswald Veblen
[Princeton,] 6 April 1922
Dear Professor Einstein,
Thanks very much for your letter about Mr.
He expects to leave for
Germany early in June and to stay until September when he will return to this coun-
try for a few months and then come back once more to Germany. I hope that you
will find him a satisfactory student. He will at least be thoroughly familiar with
your work on Relativity.
Your manuscript arrived considerably later than your letter, but I finally received
it and turned it over to Professor
The Princeton University Press is taking
the steps necessary for its publication.
With best greetings to yourself and Mrs. Einstein, I am, sincerely yours,
Translator’s note: Original written in English.
133. From Paul Winteler
Florence, Sanat. via Montughi 5, 6 April 1922
[Not selected for translation.]
134. To Elsa Einstein
All went brilliantly well. Yesterday was the last discussion session and yesterday
evening, a festive dinner with all my fellow
You can hardly imagine