Progress in Science, Progress in Society

Editors: Tressaud, Alain (Ed.)

  • A timely book on the topic of current societal debates worldwideBased on a conference organized by the European Academy of SciencesWritten by respected European experts

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About this book

This book addresses current societal debates around the globe. Written by respected researchers from France, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Portugal and Italy, the chapters are based on presentations given at a conference organized by the European Academy of Sciences, in partnership with the Royal Academy of Belgium and French Academy of Sciences, in Brussels (Belgium) in November 2016. 

The book approaches science and society from a perspective of progress. Does progress in science ultimately translate into progress in society? How can we ensure that scientific progress becomes both materially and intellectually beneficial for society, including people who are far away from or socially excluded from it? Progress is a common feature of science and of human societies. There is no doubt that one of the driving forces of the material and intellectual progress of mankind has been science and technology. However, these are not the only forces acting on human history, so that the role of science and technology is not always fully recognized and sometimes even rejected. The various chapters of this book cover many aspects of these issues, arriving at valuable new insights.

About the authors

Alain Tressaud is the Vice President of the European Academy of Sciences. He is emeritus Director of CNRS. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Is Progress in Science, Progress for Society?

    Bréchignac, Catherine

    Pages 1-6

  • Science and Social Communication

    Carpintero-Santamaría, Natividad

    Pages 7-18

  • Understanding Phenomena by Building Models: Methodological Studies on Physical Chemistry

    Carrier, Martin (et al.)

    Pages 19-36

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  • Making Education More Inclusive and More Integrated

    Debru, Claude

    Pages 37-41

  • The Contribution of Social Sciences and the Humanities to Research Addressing Societal Challenges. Towards a Policy for Interdisciplinarity at European Level?

    Keraudren, Philippe

    Pages 43-57

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eBook 178,49 €
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Hardcover 227,76 €
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  • 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
Progress in Science, Progress in Society
Editors
  • Alain Tressaud
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-69974-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-69974-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-69973-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 108
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations
Topics