Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science

History of Science, History of Text

Editors: Chemla, Karine (Ed.)

Free Preview

Buy this book

eBook 160,49 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-2321-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 207,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-2320-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 207,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-6636-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
About this book

This book explores the hypothesis that the types of inscription or text used by a given community of practitioners are designed in the very same process as the one producing concepts and results. The book sets out to show how, in exactly the same way as for the other outcomes of scientific activity, all kinds of factors, cognitive as well as cultural, technological, social or institutional, conjoin in shaping the various types of writings and texts used by the practitioners of the sciences. To make this point, the book opts for a genuinely multicultural approach to the texts produced in the context of practices of knowledge. It is predicated on the conviction that, in order to approach any topic in the history of science from a theoretical point of view, it may be fruitful to consider it from a global perspective. The book hence does not only gather papers dealing with geometrical papyri of antiquity, sixteenth century French books in algebra, seventeenth century scientific manuscripts and paintings, eighteenth and nineteenth century memoirs published by European academies or scientific journals, and Western Opera Omnia. It also considers the problems of interpretation relating to reading Babylonian clay tablets, Sanskrit oral scriptures and Chinese books and illustrations. Thus it enables the reader to explore the diversity of forms which texts have taken in history and the wide range of uses they have inspired.

This volume will be of interest to historians, philosophers of science, linguists and anthropologists

Reviews

From the reviews:

"Chemla conceives of a domain of research, the history of text, that should be of great use to the history of science, in particular the history of mathematics. … Containing highly interesting documentation most relevant to the case studies … it represents an invaluable source of information for the historian and the philosopher of mathematics." (Norma B. Goethe, Historia Mathematica, Vol. 35, 2008)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Spatial Organization of Ancient Chinese Texts (Preliminary Remarks)

    Pages 3-47

    Dorofeeva-Lichtmann, Vera

  • Leibniz and the Use of Manuscripts: Text as Process

    Pages 51-79

    Knobloch, Eberhard

  • Opera Omnia: The Production of Cultural Authority

    Pages 81-94

    Cahn, Michael

  • Writing Works: A Reaction to Michael Cahn’s Paper

    Pages 95-103

    Rheinberger, Hans-Jörg

  • Text, Representation and Technique in Early Modern China

    Pages 107-121

    Clunas, Craig

Buy this book

eBook 160,49 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-2321-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 207,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-2320-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 207,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-6636-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
History of Science, History of Text
Editors
  • Karine Chemla
Series Title
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
Series Volume
238
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-2321-7
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-2321-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-2320-0
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6636-7
Series ISSN
0068-0346
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 266
Topics