Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science

The Institution of Science and the Science of Institutions

The Legacy of Joseph Ben-David

Editors: Herbst, Marcel (Ed.)

  • Contains details of Ben  David's work  at the crossroads of sociology, history, political science and philosophy as these fields address issues regarding science or knowledge
  • Serves as a gateway to researchers in the field of higher education, science studies, or policy sciences
  • Focuses on three major lines of Ben-David’s research, namely “Center and Periphery” (Part I), “Role and Ethos” (Part II), and “Organization and Growth” (Part III)
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About this book

The present anthology, edited by Marcel Herbst, is partially based on a conference, held in 2009, to reflect on the legacy of Ben-David, and contains a selection of substantially revised papers, plus four contributions specifically written for this volume. The book focuses on three major lines of Ben-David’s research, namely “Center and Periphery” (Part I), “Role and Ethos” (Part II), and “Organization and Growth” (Part III). In addition, comprehensive introductory (“Prologue”) and concluding chapters  (“Epilogue”, Part IV) by Marcel Herbst are provided. The volume addresses the following disciplines: higher education, history and sociology of science, philosophy of science, history of medicine, public administration, policy studies, Jewish studies, and economics. The anthology is one of two new publications on Joseph Ben-David after the special Minerva edition Vol. 25, Numbers 1–2, March 1987,  and Gad Freudenthal’s collection of Ben-David’s writings [1991]. The text can be used in graduate studies, it addresses higher education professionals or public officials, and serves as a gateway to researchers in the field of higher education, science studies, or policy sciences.

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From the reviews:

“This volume … honors the enduring contributions and legacy of Joseph Ben-David (1920-1986), renowned for his work related to the sociology of science. … This would be useful to librarians, educators, clinicians, and researchers interested in the sociology of scientific research and history of science. … Readers interested in understanding the shift of academic scientific research from Italy to England to France to Germany to the United States will appreciate the framework and context this work offers … .” (Elizabeth Connor, Doody’s Book Reviews, April, 2014)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Herbst, Marcel

    Pages 3-14

  • Academic Organization and Scientific Productivity

    Herbst, Marcel

    Pages 15-35

  • Ben-David’s Critique of the Sociology of Knowledge and His Politics of Freedom

    Ezrahi, Yaron

    Pages 39-45

  • The Scientists’ Role and Medical Innovations

    Löwy, Ilana

    Pages 47-61

  • The Ongoing Tension: Clinical Practice and Clinical Research

    Weisz, George

    Pages 63-79

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7406-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 13, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0632-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Institution of Science and the Science of Institutions
Book Subtitle
The Legacy of Joseph Ben-David
Editors
  • Marcel Herbst
Series Title
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
Series Volume
302
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7407-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7407-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7406-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0632-0
Series ISSN
0068-0346
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 227
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
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