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Revolution in science

Author: I Bernard Cohen
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1985.
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Genre/Form: History
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Cohen, I. Bernard, 1914-2003.
Revolution in science.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1985
(OCoLC)567580906
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: I Bernard Cohen
ISBN: 0674767772 9780674767775 0674767780 9780674767782
OCLC Number: 10949766
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: History of Science Society Pfizer Award, 1986.
Description: xx, 711 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface Acknowledgments I. Science and Revolution 1. Introduction 2. The Stages of Revolutions in Science 3. Evidence for the Occurrence of Revolutions in Science II. Historical Perspective on 'Revolution' and 'Revolution in Science' 4. Transformations in the Concept of Revolution 5. The Scientific Revolution: The First Recognition of Revolution in Science 6. A Second Scientific Revolution and Others? III. Scientific Revolutionaries of the Seventeenth Century 7. The Copernican Revolution 8. Kepler, Gilbert, and Galileo: A Revolution in the Physical Sciences? 9. Bacon and Descartes 10. The Newtonian Revolution 11. Vesalius, Paracelsus, and Harvey: A Revolution in the Life Sciences? IV. Changing Concepts of Revolution in the Eighteenth Century 12. Transformations during the Enlightenment 13. Eighteenth-Century Conceptions of Scientific Revolution 14. Lavoisier and the Chemical Revolution 15. Kant's Alleged Copernican Revolution 16. The Changing Language of Revolution in Germany 17. The Industrial Revolution V. Scientific Progress in the Nineteenth Century 18. By Revolution or Evolution? 19. The Darwinian Revolution 20. Faraday, Maxwell, and Hertz 21. Some Other Scientific Developments 22. Three French Views: Saint-Simon, Comte, and Cournot 23. The Influence of Marx and Engels 24. The Freudian Revolution VI. The Twentieth Century, Age of Revolutions 25. The Scientists Speak 26. The Historians Speak 27. Relativity and Quantum Theory 28. Einstein on Revolution in Science 29. Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics: A Revolution in Earth Science 30. Conclusion: Conversion as a Feature of Scientific Revolutions Supplements A Note on Citations and References Notes References Index
Responsibility: I. Bernard Cohen.
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