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Professor Don Howard, Ph.D.

Professor Don Howard
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Boston University
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Einstein is endlessly fascinating. No thinker has changed our picture of the world more dramatically. And few scientists have had a comparable impact on philosophy or human affairs. There is no more rewarding experience than making Einstein accessible to non-specialists.

Dr. Don Howard is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame and Director of Notre Dame's Graduate Program in History and Philosophy of Science. A graduate of Michigan State University's Honors College and its Lyman Briggs College with a B.Sc. in Physical Science, he earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Philosophy with a specialization in the philosophy of science from Boston University. Professor Howard has served as an assistant editor and a contributing editor for the Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, and he is a founding coeditor of the Einstein Studies series. The author of many papers exploring diverse aspects of Einstein's philosophy of science and his physics, he is preparing a book on Einstein for Blackwell's Great Minds series, designed to explain Einstein's ideas to the general reader. Among his many honors, Professor Howard is a recipient of Notre Dame's Kaneb Teaching Award, recognizing faculty who have consistently demonstrated outstanding teaching. He is now a Fellow of the Center for Einstein Studies at Boston University; a Reilly Fellow in Notre Dame's Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values; and a Faculty Fellow in Notre Dame's Nanovic Institute for European Studies. In 2007, Professor Howard was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

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"Professor Howard provides an absorbing, balanced, and insightful look at all of Albert Einstein's many faces - not only the brilliant physicist, but also - as the title indicates - the philosopher and humanitarian."

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5 Courses and Sets

  1. 36 Revolutionary Figures of History Collection

    36 Revolutionary Figures of History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $269.95 $199.95$269.95
    Alexander the Great. Jesus. Darwin. Churchill. These are just a few of the revolutionary individuals who have transformed our world in ways that still resonate today. 36 Revolutionary Figures of History is a unique collection of 36 lectures from our extensive course catalog—one that takes you across time and around the globe to offer piercing insights into some of history’s most transformative figures.
  2. Albert Einstein: Physicist, Philosopher, Humanitarian

    Albert Einstein: Physicist, Philosopher, Humanitarian

    Don Howard
    Starting at $129.95 Starting at $129.95 $254.95 $129.95$254.95
    Get an in-depth look at the life and work of Albert Einstein, undoubtedly one of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century. Taught by Professor Don Howard of the University of Notre Dame, Albert Einstein: Physicist, Philosopher, Humanitarian examines Einstein's revolutionary innovations in physics, his philosophical reflections on the methods and foundations of science, and his public efforts championing a...
  3. (Set) Darwinian Revolution & Albert Einstein: Physicist, Philosopher, Humanitarian  Set

    (Set) Darwinian Revolution & Albert Einstein: Physicist, Philosopher, Humanitarian

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Meet two of the greatest minds in modern scientific history. In The Darwinian Revolution, explore the remarkable story of Charles Darwin's ideas and how scientists, religious leaders, and society reacted to them. Then, get an in-depth look at the life, work, and philosophy of Albert Einstein—the 20th century's most brilliant and original physicist—in Albert Einstein: Physicist, Philosopher, Humanitarian.
  4. (Set) Albert Einstein: Physicist, Philosopher, Humanitarian & Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) Albert Einstein: Physicist, Philosopher, Humanitarian & Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  5. (Set) 36 Revolutionary Figures of History & 36 Books That Changed the World Set

    (Set) 36 Revolutionary Figures of History & 36 Books That Changed the World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $539.90 $399.90$539.90
    Learn something new and exciting with this set of collections courses. Start by exploring 36 revolutionary figures that have changed the course of history. Then, dive into 36 books that have played a central role in shaping our culture – from entertaining and instructing to shaping our social mores.