Studies in History and Philosophy of Science

The Uses of Antiquity

The Scientific Revolution and the Classical Tradition

Editors: Gaukroger, Stephen (Ed.)

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The institutionalization of History and Philosophy of Science as a distinct field of scholarly endeavour began comparatively earl- though not always under that name - in the Australasian region. An initial lecturing appointment was made at the University of Melbourne immediately after the Second World War, in 1946, and other appoint­ ments followed as the subject underwent an expansion during the 1950s and 1960s similar to that which took place in other parts of the world. Today there are major Departments at the University of Melbourne, the University of New South Wales and the University of W ollongong, and smaller groups active in many other parts of Australia and in New Zealand. 'Australasian Studies in History and Philosophy of Science' aims to provide a distinctive pUblication outlet for Australian and New Zealand scholars working in the general area of history, philosophy and social studies of science. Each volume comprises a group of essays on a connected theme, edited by an Australian or a New Zealander with special expertise in that particular area. Papers address general issues, however, rather than local ones; parochial topics are avoided. Further­ more, though in each volume a majority of the contributors is from Australia or New Zealand, contributions from elsewhere are by no means ruled out. Quite the reverse, in fact - they are actively encouraged wherever appropriate to the balance of the volume in question.

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  • Copernicus, Apollo, and Herakles

    Keith Hutchison

    Pages 1-23

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  • ‘The Wisdom of the Egyptians’ and the Secularisation of History in the Age of Newton

    John Gascoigne

    Pages 171-212

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Uses of Antiquity
Book Subtitle
The Scientific Revolution and the Classical Tradition
Series Title
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Series Volume
10
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-3412-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-3412-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-1130-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-5510-9
Series ISSN
0929-6425
Edition Number
1
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