Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science

Positioning the History of Science

Editors: Gavroglu, Kostas, Renn, Jürgen (Eds.)

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The present volume, compiled in honor of an outstanding historian of science, physicist and exceptional human being, Sam Schweber, is unique in assembling a broad spectrum of positions on the history of science by some of its leading representatives. Readers will find it illuminating to learn how prominent authors judge the current status and the future perspectives of their field. Students will find this volume helpful as a guide in a fragmented field that continues to be dominated by idiosyncratic expertise and that still lacks a methodical canon. The essays were written in response to our invitation to explicate the views of the authors concerning the state of the history of science today and the issues we felt are related to its future. Although not all the scholars invited to write have contributed an essay, this volume can nevertheless be considered as a rather comprehensive survey of the present state of the history of science. All the papers collected here reflect in one way or another the strong influence Sam Schweber exerted during the past decades in his gentle way, on the history of science as well as on the lives of many of its protagonists worldwide. All who have had the opportunity of encountering him have benefited from his advice, benevolence, and friendship. Sam Schweber’s intellectual taste, his passion for knowledge, and his erudition are all encompassing. It, therefore, seemed fitting to honor him with a collection of essays of comparable breadth; nothing less would suffice.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Suggestions for the Study of Science

    Stephen G. Brush

    Pages 13-25

  • For a History of Knowledge

    Olivier Darrigol

    Pages 33-34

  • History, Science, and History of Science

    Helge Kragh

    Pages 105-107

  • Discarding Dichotomies, Creating Community: Sam Schweber and Darwin Studies

    Diane B. Paul, John Beatty

    Pages 113-118

  • Public Participation and Industrial Technoscience Today: The difficult question of accountability

    Dominique Pestre

    Pages 119-133

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eBook $159.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Positioning the History of Science
Editors
  • Kostas Gavroglu
  • Jürgen Renn
Series Title
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
Series Volume
248
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5420-4
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-5420-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5419-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7364-8
Series ISSN
0068-0346
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 188
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