Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science

Scientific Sources and Teaching Contexts Throughout History: Problems and Perspectives

Editors: Bernard, Alain, Proust, Christine (Eds.)

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About this book

This book examines the textual, social, cultural, practical and institutional environments to which the expression “teaching and learning contexts” refers. It  reflects on the extent to which studying such environments helps us to better understand ancient or modern sources, and how notions of “teaching” and “learning” are to be understood.
Tackling two problems: the first, is that of certain sources of scientific knowledge being studied without taking into account the various “contexts” of transmission that gave this knowledge a long-lasting meaning.

The second is that other sources are related to teaching and learning activities, but without being too precise and demonstrative about the existence and nature of this “teaching context”. In other words, this book makes clear what is meant by “context” and highlights the complexity of the practice hidden by the words “teaching” and “learning”. Divided into three parts, the book makes accessible teaching and learning situations, presents comparatist approaches, and emphasizes the notion of teaching as projects embedded in coherent treatises or productions.

 

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • General Introduction

    Bernard, Alain (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • The Teaching Context and Reading from the 16th to the 19th Centuries: The Role of the Memorization of Texts in Learning

    Chartier, Anne-Marie

    Pages 19-40

  • Teaching and Learning Medicine and Exorcism at Uruk During the Hellenistic Period

    Clancier, Philippe

    Pages 41-66

  • Does a Master Always Write for His Students? Some Evidence from Old Babylonian Scribal Schools

    Proust, Christine

    Pages 69-94

  • In What Sense Did Theon’s Commentary on the Almagest Have a Didactic Purpose?

    Bernard, Alain

    Pages 95-121

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Scientific Sources and Teaching Contexts Throughout History: Problems and Perspectives
Editors
  • Alain Bernard
  • Christine Proust
Series Title
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
Series Volume
301
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5122-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5122-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5121-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7806-0
Series ISSN
0068-0346
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 334
Number of Illustrations and Tables
227 b/w illustrations
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