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Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook

Integrated History and Philosophy of Science

Problems, Perspectives, and Case Studies

Editors: Stadler, Friedrich (Ed.)

  • Features papers on the history and philosophy of science, exemplified with case studies
  • Presents interdisciplinary approaches to the history and philosophy of science, such as physics, biology, geology, and economics
  • Includes related reviews
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This book features papers on the history and philosophy of science. It also includes related reviews of recent research literature on Rudolf Carnap, Eino Kaila, Ernst Mach, and Otto Neurath. 

The central idea behind this volume is that this distinctive field is both historical and philosophical at the same time. Good history and philosophy of science is not just history of science into which some philosophy of science may enter. On the other hand, it is neither philosophy of science into which some history of science may enter. The founding insight of this modern research discipline is that history and philosophy have a special affinity and one can effectively advance both simultaneously.

The selection of contributions collected in this volume are good examples and best practices for these claims. In addition, it includes illuminating case studies. It will appeal to scholars in the history of and philosophy of science, especially history and philosophy of physics and biology, as well as economics, extended evolution, and the history of knowledge.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Metaphysics and the Unity of Science: Two Hundred Years of Controversy

    Creath, Richard

    Pages 3-15

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  • Saving Models from Phenomena: A Cautionary Tale from Membrane and Cell Biology

    Gelfert, Axel (et al.)

    Pages 17-30

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  • My Touchstone Puzzles. W.D. Hamilton’s Work on Social Wasps in the 1960s

    Caniglia, Guido

    Pages 31-42

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  • The First Century of Cell Theory: From Structural Units to Complex Living Systems

    Maienschein, Jane

    Pages 43-54

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  • Theorizing the Distinction Between Solids, Liquids and Air: Pressure from Stevin to Pascal

    Chalmers, Alan F.

    Pages 55-67

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-53258-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-53257-8
  • 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
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Integrated History and Philosophy of Science
Book Subtitle
Problems, Perspectives, and Case Studies
Editors
  • Friedrich Stadler
Series Title
Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook
Series Volume
20
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-53258-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-53258-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-53257-8
Series ISSN
0929-6328
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 159
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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