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Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science

Selected Papers of Léon Rosenfeld

Editors: Cohen, Robert S., Stachel, J.J. (Eds.)

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The decision to undertake this volume was made in 1971 at Lake Como during the Varenna summer school ofthe Italian Physical Society, where Professor Leon Rosenfeld was lecturing on the history of quantum theory. We had long been struck by the unique blend of epistemological, histori­ cal and social concerns in his work on the foundations and development of physics, and decided to approach him there with the idea of publishing a collection of his papers. He responded enthusiastically, and agreed to help us select the papers; furthermore, he also agreed to write a lengthy introduction and to comment separately on those papers that he felt needed critical re-evaluation in the light of his current views. For he was still vigorously engaged in both theoretical investigations of, and critical not reflections on the foundations of theoretical physics. We certainly did conceive of the volume as a memorial to a 'living saint', but rather more practically, as a useful tool to place in the hands of fellow workers and students engaged in wrestling with these difficult problems. All too sadly, fate has added a memorial aspect to our labors. We agreed that in order to make this book most useful for the con­ temporary community of physicists and philosophers, we should trans­ late all non-English items into English.

Table of contents (63 chapters)

Table of contents (63 chapters)
  • On the Method of History of Science [1947b]

    Pages 3-6

    Cohen, Robert S. (et al.)

  • Science in History (Review of J. D. Bernal’s Science in History[Watts & Co., London, 1954. xxiv + 967 pp.])[1956f]

    Pages 7-15

    Cohen, Robert S. (et al.)

  • The Logical Problem of the Definition of Irrational Numbers [1927e]

    Pages 16-28

    Cohen, Robert S. (et al.)

  • Rationalism in Antiquity [1954c]

    Pages 29-31

    Cohen, Robert S. (et al.)

  • The Transformations of the Atomic Concept Through the Ages [1969f]

    Pages 32-44

    Cohen, Robert S. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Selected Papers of Léon Rosenfeld
Editors
  • Robert S. Cohen
  • J.J. Stachel
Series Title
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
Series Volume
21
Copyright
1979
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-9349-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-9349-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-277-0651-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-277-0652-2
Series ISSN
0068-0346
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
LXVIII, 941
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