Einstein at the Prance Birthday Speech: Exploring Motivation
This is the speech at the Max Prance's 60-year-old birthday celebration at the Berlin Physics Society in April 1918. The speech was originally published in 1918, "celebrating Max Prance 60th: German Physics Speech Collection". In 1932, I cinnatan will modify this article as the Prance Wenji. "The preamble. There are many rooms in the scientific temple, people living inside are really a variety of people, and the motives that guide them there will be different. There are many people who love science, because science gives them a pleasure of intelligence with ordinary people, science is their own special entertainment, they seek vivid experience in such entertainment and satisfying their own ambition; In this temple, there are many people in this temple, so they are dedicated to the altar, which is the purpose of pure utilitarian. If God has an angel runs all the people belonging to these two types out of the temple, the person gathered there will be greatly reduced, but there are still some people stay inside, including ancients, and today. Our Plan is one of them, this is what we love to wear him. I understand that we have just imagined that many excellent people have been imagined, and they have had a big contribution to the architectural science temple; in many cases, our angels will feel difficult to make a decision. But one thing I can be sure, if there are only two types of people who have been expelled in the temple, the temple will not exist, just if there is only a vine grass, it will not be the same as the forest. Because, for these people, as long as there is an opportunity, any field of human activities will go to do; they become engineers, bureaucrats, business people, and scientists, it is entirely on the environment. Let us now take a look at those who are petition for angels. Most of them are quite quasiors, silent and lonely people, but although these common features are actually different, they are similar to each other, they are similar to each other. What exactly came to this temple? This is a problem that cannot be used to answer in a word. First of all, I agree to Schopenhauer, one of the strongest motivations to art and science, is to escape the disgusting vulgar and disappointing dullness in daily life. It is to get rid of people. I have an impermanent desire to repeat. A cultivated person is always eager to escape from personal life and enter the world of objective perception and thinking; this kind of wish is better than the people in the city eager to escape the crowded environment, and go to the mountain to enjoy a quiet life, where is quiet Pure air, can be free to look at it, and it seems to be a quiet look that seems to be eternal. In addition to this negative motivation, there is an active motivation. People always want to draw a simplified and easy-to-understand world image in the most appropriate way;, he tries to use his world system (COSMOS) instead of experience in experience and come to conquer it. This is what painters, poets, thinking about philosophers and natural scientists, they all do it in their own way. Everyone puts the world system and its possession as his emotional fulcrum, so that he can find the quiet and stability of his narrow range in personal experience. What is the world image of theoretical physicist in all these possible images? It requires strict precision as needed to achieve the highest standards as much as possible, such standards can only be achieved by mathematical language. On the other hand, physicists must be extremely strictly controlled by his theme: he must be satisfied with the simplest events in our experience field. Attempting to reproduce all complicated events with the precision and logical intensity required by theoretical physicists, which is not the intelligence of human intelligence. Highly pureness, clarity and deterministic should be at the expense of integrity.