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Home, Roderick Weir

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Works: 44 works in 133 publications in 4 languages and 2,239 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Biography  Case studies  Records and correspondence  Dictionaries  Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: QC16.M56, 925.3
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Most widely held works by Roderick Weir Home
Science under scrutiny : the place of history and philosophy of science by Roderick Weir Home( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only in fairly recent years has History and Philosophy of Science been recognized - though not always under that name - as a distinct field of scholarly endeavour. Previously, in the Australasian region as elsewhere, those few individuals working within this broad area of inquiry found their base, both intellectually and socially, where they could. In fact, the institutionali zation of History and Philosophy of Science began comparatively early in Australia. An initial lecturing appointment was made at the University of Melbourne immediately after the Second World War, in 1946, and other appointments followed as the subject underwent an expansion during the 1950s and '60s 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
AEpinus's Essay on the theory of electricity and magnetism by Franz Ulrich Theodor Æpinus( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of classical physics : a selected, annotated bibliography by Roderick Weir Home( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian science in the making by Roderick Weir Home( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electricity and experimental physics in eighteenth-century Europe by Roderick Weir Home( Book )

14 editions published in 1992 in 3 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International science and national scientific identity : Australia between Britain and America by Roderick Weir Home( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The institutionalization of History and Philosophy of Science as a distinct field of scholarly endeavour began comparatively early - 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 appointments 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 encouraged wherever appropriate to the balance of the volume in question
Regardfully yours : selected correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller by Ferdinand von Mueller( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and German and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physics in Australia to 1945 : bibliography and biographical register by Roderick Weir Home( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regardfully yours : selected correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller by Ferdinand von Mueller( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the third and final volume of Mueller's selected correspondence. It covers the last two decades of his life--his most productive period from a scientific point of view--including his work as Government Botanist of Victoria; his multifarious contributions to taxonomy, biogeography and economic botany; his engagement with the exploration of inland Australia, New Guinea and Antarctica; his manifold links with international science; and his evolving personal circumstances as one of the leading citizens of his adopted country. This volume contains a substantial historical introduction, and a further extension of the editorial apparatus developed in previous volumes
Patients, practitioners, and techniques by National Conference on Medicine and Health in Australia( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scientific savant in nineteenth-century Australia( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science as a German export to nineteenth century Australia by Roderick Weir Home( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Australian science newsletter( )

in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regardfully yours by Ferdinand von Mueller( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second of three volumes of Mueller's selected correspondence covers the central period of his life, years during which his letter-writing expanded and diversified to an astonishing extent. Throughout the period, Mueller continued as Government Botanist of Victoria, for much of the time he was also director of the Melbourne Botanic Garden. The volume includes both official and private correspondence documenting his work in these two capacities, the political difficulties associated with the latter position that eventually led to his dismissal from the Garden, and his wider role as one of the leading figures in Australian scientific life. His international standing is shown by letters exchanged with many of the world's other leading naturalists, as well as by the honours showered upon him. His collaboration with George Bentham in the preparation of the latter's Flora australiensis is thoroughly documented, as are his exchanges with Bentham and others on the basis of biological classification and on Darwin's controversial ideas about the origin of species, his active participation in an international network of exchanges of plants and animals for acclimatization or museum purposes, his leading role in furthering the exploration of inland Australia, and various aspects of his personality and private life. There is a substantial historical introduction, and the biographical register begun in Volume 1 is extended to cover names newly appearing in this volume
Michelson and the speed of light by Bernard Jaffe( Book )

2 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australasian studies in history and philosophy of science( )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Uses of antiquity : the scientific revolution and the classical tradition by Stephen Gaukroger( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 W ollongong, 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 encouraged wherever appropriate to the balance of the volume in question
After Popper, Kuhn, and Feyerabend : recent issues in theories of scientific method by Roderick Weir Home( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Causation and Laws of Nature by Roderick Weir Home( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural kinds, laws of nature and scientific methodology by Peter J Riggs( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this volume of the Australasian Studies in History and Philosophy of Science series are devoted to the subjects of natural kinds, scientific methodology and laws of nature. There is a multiplicity of interconnections to be found between the various issues that arise under these broad subjects. Examples of these issues include: the nature of physical laws; the basic entities that we can expect the world to consist of; the problem of induction; the aim(s) of science; the discovery of natural laws through scientific methods; natural necessity and its status; etc. Each contribution to this volume highlights one or more aspects of the interconnecting themes. Although natural kinds and their associated topics have been discussed elsewhere, the essays in this volume extend the scope of related issues and also offer new insight into some of the traditional problems in the philosophy of science
 
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Science under scrutiny : the place of history and philosophy of science
Alternative Names
Home R.W.

Home, R. W. (Roderick Weir)

Home, Rod W.

Home, Rod. W. 1939-

Home, Roderick Weir 1939-

Roderick Weir Home Australian historian

Weir Home, Roderick 1939-

Languages
English (104)

Spanish (1)

German (1)

Italian (1)

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