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Hypotheses and Perspectives in the History and Philosophy of Science

Homage to Alexandre Koyré 1892-1964

Editors: Pisano, Raffaele, Agassi, Joseph, Drozdova, Daria (Eds.)

  • Features insightful studies on Alexandre Koyré
  • Reevaluates current thinking in history, philosophy, and foundations of science
  • Explores Koyré’s intellectual matrix and heritage within the interdisciplinary fields of historical, epistemological, and philosophical scientific thought
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About this book

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of his passing (in 2014), this special book features studies on Alexandre Koyré (1892–1964), one of the most influential historians of science of the 20th century, who re-evaluated prevalent thinking on the history and philosophy of science. In particular, it explores Koyré’s intellectual matrix and heritage within interdisciplinary fields of historical, epistemological and philosophical scientific thought. Koyré is rightly noted as both a versatile historian on the birth and development of modern science and for his interest in philosophical questions on the nature of scientific knowledge. In the 1940s and 1950s his activities in the United States established a crucial bridge between the European historical tradition of science studies and the American academic environments, and an entire generation of historians of science grew up under his direct influence. The book brings together contributions from leading experts in the field, and offers much-needed insights into the subject from historical, nature of science, and philosophical perspectives. It provides an absorbing and revealing read for historians, philosophers and scientists alike.

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Raffaele Pisano is a Professor, CIREL, Lille 3 University, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France. His fields of research and teaching include: history of physics, theoretical physics, historical epistemology of science, history of mathematical physics, comparative, NoS, history and didactics of science.

Prof. Dr. Joseph Agassi is an Emeritus Professor of Tel-Aviv University, Israel and York University, Toronto, Canada. His fields of research and teaching include: philosophy of science, theoretical physics, sociology, mathematical physics, foundations of science, psychology, and anthropology.

Dr. Daria Drozdova is a Senior Lecturer, School of Philosophy, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation. Her fields of research and teaching include: philosophy of science and history of early modern science.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Alexandre Koyré: His Secret Charm

    Agassi, Joseph

    Pages 1-17

  • Homage to Koyré: Space as Paradigmatic Example of “The Unity of Human Thought”

    Braverman, Charles

    Pages 19-42

  • “The Philosophers and the Machine”: Philosophy of Mathematics and History of Science in Alexandre Koyré

    Condé, Mauro L.

    Pages 43-61

  • Koyré and Galileo: The Myth of the Leaning Tower’s Scientific Experiment

    Crapanzano, Francesco

    Pages 63-84

  • On Galileo’s Platonism, Again

    Caro, Mario

    Pages 85-104

Buy this book

eBook 107,09 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-61712-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 135,19 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61710-7
  • 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
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hypotheses and Perspectives in the History and Philosophy of Science
Book Subtitle
Homage to Alexandre Koyré 1892-1964
Editors
  • Raffaele Pisano
  • Joseph Agassi
  • Daria Drozdova
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61712-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61712-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-61710-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 482
Number of Illustrations and Tables
19 b/w illustrations
Topics