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Estonian studies in the history and philosophy of science

Author: R A Vikhalemm
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©2001.
Series: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, v. 219.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The present collection attempts to be an essential step in acquainting the international reader with the Estonian contribution to the philosophy and history of science, including the recent history and policy of science and philosophy in Estonia on its way back to the Western world after the break-up of the Soviet Union. The book comprises mainly new papers. The authors - philosophers and scientists - represent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R A Vikhalemm
ISBN: 0792371895 9780792371892
OCLC Number: 47690433
Description: xiv, 304 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Estonian Science Studies; R. Vihalemm. Part I: Studies in the History and Policy of Science in Estonia. Newton's Principia in the Curricula of the University of Tartu (Dorpat) in the Early 1690-s; UE. Lumiste, H. Piirimae. A University Between Two Cultures: On the Development of Tartu/Dorpat University in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries; H. Tankler. The Emergence of Physical Chemistry: The Contribution of the University of Tartu; V. Past. In Political Draughts Between Science and the Humanities: Geography at the University of Tartu Between the 17th-20th Centuries; O. Kurs, E. Tammiksaar. Formation of R&D Policy in a Small Country in a Changing World; H. Martinson. Science and Society - Faculties Close or Apart?; J. Engelbrecht. Part II: Studies in the General Methodology, History and Philosophy of Science. Some Fundamental Criteria of the Scientific Method and the Internal Structure of Science; V. Palm. The Glory and Misery of Modern Science; U. Uus. Edmund Husserl Pursuing the Paths of Descartes: The Paris Lectures on Philosophy as a Universal Science; UE. Matjus. Herman Boerhaave - Communis Europae Praeceptor: Internal vs. External in the History of Science; E. Lohkivi. The Problem of the Relationship Between Human and Physical Realities in Ilya Prigogine's Paradigm of Self-Organisation; L. Napinen. Science and Magic: Causality; P. Muursepp. Symmetry and Rationality; J. Tammaru. Chemistry as an Interesting Subject for the Philosophy of Science; R. Vihalemm. Part II: Studies in the Philosophy of Physics. Physical Reality, Theoretical Physics, and Mathematics; P. Kuusk. Outsolutions in Physical Theories. PhysicalConsiderations; J. Eintalu. What is Time?; M. Koiv, P. Kuusk. The Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics and Common Sense; A. Unt. Part IV: Studies in the Methodology and Philosophy of Special Fields of Research. Knowledge, Human Interests and Migration Studies; H. Kulu. Value-Neutral Paternalism; V. Parve. Inter-Level Explanation and the Category-Mistake; B. Moelder. On the Raising of a Hand; J. Kivistik.
Series Title: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, v. 219.
Responsibility: edited by Rein Vihalemm.
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The article by Professor of Human Geography Ott Kurs (born 1939) and historian of science (PhD in geography) Erki Tamrniksaar (born 1969) "In Political Draughts Between Science and the Humanities:  Read more...

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