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Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science

Trends in the Historiography of Science

Editors: Gavroglu, Kostas, Christianidis, Y., Nicolaidis, Efthymios (Eds.)

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The articles in this volume have been first presented during an international Conference organised by the Greek Society for the History of Science and Technology in June 1990 at Corfu. The Society was founded in 1989 and planned to hold a series of meetings to impress upon an audience comprised mainly by Greek students and scholars, the point that history of science is an autonomous discipline with its own plurality of approaches developed over the years as a result of long discussions and disputes within the community of historians of science. The Conference took place at a time when more and more people came to realise that the future of the Greek Universities and Research Centres depends not only on the progress of the institutional reforms, but also very crucially on the establishment of new and modern subject areas. Though there have been significant steps towards such a direction in the physical sciences, mathematics and engineering, the situation in the so-called humanities has been, at best, confusing. Political expediencies of the post war years and ideological commitments to a glorious, yet very distant past, paralysed the development of the humanities and constrained them within a framework which could not allow much more than a philological approach.

Table of contents (32 chapters)

  • Charting the Scientific Community

    Westfall, Richard S.

    Pages 1-14

  • Theory and Practice in Early Modern Physics

    Drake, Stillman

    Pages 15-30

  • Styles of Scientific Thinking or Reasoning: A New Analytical Tool for Historians and Philosophers of the Sciences

    Hacking, Ian

    Pages 31-48

  • Kinds and (In)Commensurability

    Buchwald, Jed Z.

    Pages 49-63

  • Types of Discourse and the Reading of the History of the Physical Sciences

    Gavroglu, Kostas

    Pages 65-86

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Trends in the Historiography of Science
Editors
  • Kostas Gavroglu
  • Y. Christianidis
  • Efthymios Nicolaidis
Series Title
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
Series Volume
151
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-3596-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-3596-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-2255-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4264-4
Series ISSN
0068-0346
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 460
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