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Revolutions in science : their meaning and relevance

Author: William R Shea; Universidade de Coimbra.; International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science.; International Council of Scientific Unions.
Publisher: Canton, MA : Science History Publications/U.S.A., 1988.
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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
History
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Revolutions in science.
Canton, MA : Science History Publications/U.S.A., 1988
(OCoLC)596931012
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William R Shea; Universidade de Coimbra.; International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science.; International Council of Scientific Unions.
ISBN: 0881350915 9780881350913
OCLC Number: 18780320
Notes: "The essays ... were discussed in April 1988 in Coimbra at an international meeting organized by the University of Coimbra, the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science, and the International Council of Scientific Unions"--Page viii-ix.
Description: xi, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Recovering the Paracelsian milieu / P.M. Rattansi --
The chemical philosophy and the scientific revolution / Allen G. Debus --
Revolutions in science : chemistry and the romantic science / David Knight --
The unfinished revolution : Johann Bernoulli (1667-1748) and the debate between the Cartesians and the Newtonians / William R. Shea --
Theology and epistemology in the scientific revolution / Pietro Redondi --
Eighteenth century medical vitalism : the Paracelsian connection / José M. López Piñero --
Radical theory change and empirical equivalence : the Galvani Volta controversy / Marcello Pera --
Revolutionaries on themselves / Amos Funkenstein --
Revolution or evolution or how to describe changes in scientific thinking / Tore Frängsmyr --
Revolutionary progress and conceptual growth / David Pearce --
The silent revolution in rationality in contemporary science / Helmut F. Spinner --
The new categorical imperative / Beat Sitter --
Secret medicines and pharmaceutical chemistry in Portugal in the 17th and 18th centuries / José Pedro Sousa Dias. (Cont.) Chemical practice and theory in Portugal in the eighteenth century / A.M. Amorin da Costa --
The impact of European science on colonial India / B.V. Subbarayappa --
The ethos of Spanish and Portuguese colonial enterprises / Ubiratan D'Ambrosio.
Responsibility: William R. Shea, editor.

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