Studies in History and Philosophy of Science

The Politics and Rhetoric of Scientific Method

Historical Studies

Editors: Schuster, J., Yeo, Richard (Eds.)

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The institutionalization of History and Philosophy of Science as a distinct field of scholarly endeavour began comparatively earl- though not always under that name - in the Australasian region. An initial lecturing appointment was made at the University of Melbourne immediately after the Second World War, in 1946, and other appoint­ ments followed as the subject underwent an expansion during the 1950s and 1960s similar to that which took place in other parts of the world. Today there are major Departments at the University of Melbourne, the University of New South Wales and the University of Wollongong, and smaller groups active in many other parts of Australia and in New Zealand. "Australasian Studies in History and Philosophy of Science" aims to provide a distinctive publication outlet for Australian and New Zealand scholars working in the general area of history, philosophy and social studies of science. Each volume comprises a group of essays on a connected theme, edited by an Australian or a New Zealander with special expertise in that particular area. Papers address general issues, however, rather than local ones; parochial topics are avoided. Further­ more, though in each volume a majority of the contributors is from Australia or New Zealand, contributions from elsewhere are by no means ruled out. Quite the reverse, in fact - they are actively encour­ aged wherever appropriate to the balance of the volume in question.

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`... the historiographical standards to which this volume as a whole conforms are of the highest. For a state-of-the-art methodology with which to deal with methodology, it is compulsory reading.'
ISIS, 78:1 (1987)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • The Galileo that Feyerabend Missed: An Improved Case Against Method

    Pages 1-31

    Chalmers, Alan

  • Cartesian Method as Mythic Speech: A Diachronic and Structural Analysis

    Pages 33-95

    Schuster, John A.

  • Steady as a Rock: Methodology and Moving Continents

    Pages 97-138

    Grand, H. E.

  • Methodology as a Normative Conceptual Problem: The Case of the Indian ‘Warped Zipper’ Model of DNA

    Pages 139-165

    Stokes, T. D.

  • Inside the Cell: Genetic Methodology and the Case of the Cytoplasm

    Pages 167-202

    Sapp, Jan

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Politics and Rhetoric of Scientific Method
Book Subtitle
Historical Studies
Editors
  • J. Schuster
  • Richard Yeo
Series Title
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Series Volume
4
Copyright
1986
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-4560-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-4560-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-277-2152-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-8527-4
Series ISSN
0929-6425
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
352
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