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religious sense, about the rationality or intelligibility of the world lies at the basis
of all more refined scientific
work.[2]
3) That deeply felt conviction about a superior rationality which manifests
itself in the perceptible world forms my concept of God; one can therefore express
it with the common designation of “pantheistic”
(Spinoza).[3]
4) I can regard confessional traditions only historically and psychologically;
I have no other relationship toward
them.[4]
EINSTEIN’S LECTURE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KYOTO
[See documentary edition for editorial note.]
399. How I Created the Theory of Relativity
(Jun Ishiwara’s Notes of Einstein’s Lecture at Kyoto University)
PRESENTED 14 December 1922
PUBLISHED 1923
In: Kaizo, Vol. 5, No. 2 (1923): 2–7.
[See documentary edition for English translation.]
400. To Hans Albert and Eduard Einstein
Kyoto, 17 December 1922
Dear Children,
Now you, d[ear] Albert, have been a student for a couple of months
already.[1]
I
often think of that with pride. The voyage is wonderful, even though Japan is quite
exhausting. I have already given 13 lectures. I am very glad that I left you, d. Albert,
in Zurich; as I would not have been able to pay much attention to you anyway, and
your studies mean more to you than any trip, no matter how nice, in which you’d
have had to make official appearances in so many
instances.[2]
The Japanese do
appeal to me, by the way, better than all the peoples I’ve met up to now: quiet, mod-
est, intelligent, an artistic sense, and considerate, putting nothing on appearances,
rather everything on substance. So now all of you really will be getting the Nobel
Prize.[3]
Look into the matter about the
house.[4]
The rest will be deposited
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