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The General Introduction of Einstein meets Magritte

Summary: The General Introduction of Einstein
meets Magritte
Diederik Aerts,
Center Leo Apostel,
Brussels Free University,
Brussels, Belgium.
The series of books `Einstein meets Magritte' presented here originates from
an international interdisciplinary conference with the same title, which took
place in Brussels in spring 1995. On the eve of the third millennium, we
assembled scientists and artists to reflect together on the deep nature of
reality and the knowledge and skill humankind has gathered in this field.
We had decided to call this meeting `Einstein meets Magritte' because we
believed that meaningful keys could be found at the place where the two
meet. It is the way of the world that have made Einstein and Magritte into
icons of our culture. The purpose of the conference was to reflect and debate
without fear on the most profound and timeless questions.
On one of those evenings, when the talks and discussions were long and
exhausting and the press were doing all they could to get Albert Einstein and
RenŽe Magritte in front of the microphones and cameras, a few of my most
loyal aides and myself succeeded in getting them safely and quietly to a taxi,


Source: Aerts, Diederik - Leo Apostel Centre, Vrije Universiteit Brussel


Collections: Multidisciplinary Databases and Resources; Physics