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The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science

Experiencing Nature

Proceedings of a Conference in Honor of Allen G. Debus

Editors: Theerman, P., Parshall, Karen Hunger (Eds.)

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This volume, honoring the renowned historian of science, Allen G Debus, explores ideas of science - `experiences of nature' - from within a historiographical tradition that Debus has done much to define. As his work shows, the sciences do not develop exclusively as a result of a progressive and inexorable logic of discovery. A wide variety of extra-scientific factors, deriving from changing intellectual contexts and differing social millieus, play crucial roles in the overall development of scientific thought. These essays represent case studies in a broad range of scientific settings - from sixteenth-century astronomy and medicine, through nineteenth-century biology and mathematics, to the social sciences in the twentieth-century - that show the impact of both social settings and the cross-fertilization of ideas on the formation of science. Aimed at a general audience interested in the history of science, this book closes with Debus's personal perspective on the development of the field.
Audience: This book will appeal especially to historians of science, of chemistry, and of medicine.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • The Body Politic before and after the Scientific Revolution

    Pages 1-41

    Cohen, I. Bernard

  • The Geometrical Kabbalahs of John Dee and Johannes Kepler: The Hebrew Tradition and the Mathematical Study of Nature

    Pages 43-59

    Walton, Michael T. (et al.)

  • The Theological Foundations of Darwin’s Theory of Evolution

    Pages 61-79

    Richards, Robert J.

  • Chemistry Through Invariant Theory?

    Pages 81-111

    Parshall, Karen Hunger

  • Religion, Science, and the Public Imagination: The Restoration of Order in Early Modern France

    Pages 113-161

    Murphy, Terence D.

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Hardcover $159.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Experiencing Nature
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of a Conference in Honor of Allen G. Debus
Editors
  • P. Theerman
  • Karen Hunger Parshall
Series Title
The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science
Series Volume
58
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-5810-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-5810-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4477-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-6454-5
Series ISSN
1566-659X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 312
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