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Transformation and Tradition in the Sciences

Transformation and Tradition in the Sciences
Essays in Honour of I Bernard Cohen

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Edith Sylla, John E. Murdoch, Joseph T. Clark, Joseph W. Dauben, Judith Grabiner, Uta C. Merzbach, A. I. Sabra, Gerald Holton, Erwin Hiebert, Allen G. Debus, William Coleman, Robert Schfield, Victor Hilts, Shirley A. Roe, Stanley Joel Reiser, Everett Mendelsohn, Harold J. Burstyn, Nakayama Shigeru, Peter S. Buck, Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz, Arnold Thackray, Richard Olson, Frederic L. Holmes, Martin Fichman, Yehuda Elkana, George Basalla, Nathan Sivin
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  • Date Published: October 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521524858

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  • Transformation and Tradition in the Sciences presents a sampling of work in the history of science by colleagues and former students and associates of I. Bernard Cohen, one of the most influential figures in the rise of the history of science as a scholarly discipline. The volume is divided into four parts: the history and philosophy of the exact sciences and mathematics; the eighteenth-century tradition; science in America; and scientific ideas in their cultural context. These major themes, each of which has been a subject of study by Professor Cohen, will interest a range of historians interested in the development of science and the history of ideas.

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    • Date Published: October 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521524858
    • length: 592 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 33 mm
    • weight: 0.86kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Introduction
    Part I. The History and Philosophy of the Exact Sciences and Mathematics
    1. Compounding ratios: Bradwardine, Oresme, and the first edition of Newton's Principia Edith Sylla
    2. Atomism and motion in the fourteenth century John E. Murdoch
    3. 'Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue' in Copernicus, Galileo, and Newton Joseph T. Clark
    4. Conceptual revolutions and the history of mathematics: two studies in the growth of knowledge Joseph W. Dauben
    5. Cauchy and Bolzano: tradition and transformation in the history of mathematics Judith Grabiner
    6. Idolatry, automorphic functions, and conceptual change: reflections on the historiography of nineteenth-century mathematics Uta C. Merzbach
    7. The Andalusian revolt against Ptolemaic astronomy: Averroes and al-Bitruji A. I. Sabra
    8. 'Success sanctifies the means': Heisenberg, Oppenheimer, and the transition to modern physics Gerald Holton
    9. Einstein's image of himself as a philosopher of science Erwin Hiebert
    Part II. The Eighteenth-Century Tradition:
    10. The Paracelsians in eighteenth-century France: a Renaissance tradition in the Age of the Enlightenment Allen G. Debus
    11. Inventing demography: Montyon on hygiene and the state William Coleman
    12. Joseph Priestley, eighteenth-century British Neoplatonism, and S. T. Coleridge Robert Schfield
    13. Enlightenment views on the genetic perfectibility of man Victor Hilts
    14. Anatomia animata: the Newtonian physiology of Albrecht von Haller Shirley A. Roe
    Part III. Science in America:
    15. Creating form out of mass: the development of the medical record Stanley Joel Reiser
    16. 'Frankenstein at Harvard': the public politics of recombinant DNA research Everett Mendelsohn
    17. William Ferrel and American science in the centennial years Harold J. Burstyn
    18. The American occupation and the Science Council of Japan Nakayama Shigeru
    19. The worm in the core: science and general education Peter S. Buck and Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz
    20. The pre-history of an academic discipline: the study of the history of science in the United States, 1891–1941 Arnold Thackray
    Part IV. Scientific Ideas in their Cultural Context:
    21. Aristophanes and the antiscientific tradition Richard Olson
    22. Carl Voit and the quantitative tradition in biology Frederic L. Holmes
    23. Ideological factors in the dissemination of Darwinism in England:
    1860–1900 Martin Fichman
    24. Transformations in realist philosophy of science from Victorian Baconianism to the present day Yehuda Elkana
    25. Science and the city before the nineteenth century George Basalla
    26. Why the Scientific Revolution did not take place in China - or didn't it? Nathan Sivin
    Index.

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    Everett Mendelsohn

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    Edith Sylla, John E. Murdoch, Joseph T. Clark, Joseph W. Dauben, Judith Grabiner, Uta C. Merzbach, A. I. Sabra, Gerald Holton, Erwin Hiebert, Allen G. Debus, William Coleman, Robert Schfield, Victor Hilts, Shirley A. Roe, Stanley Joel Reiser, Everett Mendelsohn, Harold J. Burstyn, Nakayama Shigeru, Peter S. Buck, Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz, Arnold Thackray, Richard Olson, Frederic L. Holmes, Martin Fichman, Yehuda Elkana, George Basalla, Nathan Sivin

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