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Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character)

By Richard P. Feynman, Ralph Leighton

Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character)

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Tags: autobiography, feynman, physics, richard feynman, science

Started reading:
2009-10-09 21:34:08
Finished reading:
2009-10-16 21:38:02

Review

Rating: 6

Many of the anecdotes about Richard Feynman are familiar, but I’ve never read all of the anecdotes contained in this book. It might be because it’s best taken in small doses, but it’s definitely the life story of a fascinating and brilliant person. I was particularly interested in his writing on why he teaches and the idea that brilliant scholarly work is not something done in solitary, but rather as a collaborative endeavor where one’s ideas and beliefs are challenged and re-examined (at one point, Feynman himself was offered a position to do nothing but think and he turned it down because he perceived it to be a sinecure).

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