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Scientific change; historical studies in the intellectual, social, and technical conditions for scientific discovery and technical invention, from antiquity to the present.

Author: A C Crombie; University of Oxford.; International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science. Division of History of Science.
Publisher: New York, Basic Books [1963]
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Symposium on the History of Science (1961 : Oxford, England).
Scientific change.
New York, Basic Books [1963]
(OCoLC)609108576
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A C Crombie; University of Oxford.; International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science. Division of History of Science.
OCLC Number: 1079479
Notes: Held at the University of Oxford, July 9-15, 1961, under the auspices of the Division of History of Science of the International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science.
Description: xii, 896 pages diagrams 23 cm
Contents: Motives and incentives for science in antiquity / Ludwig Edelstein --
Basic ideas and methods of Babylonian and Greek astronomy / B.L. van der Waerden --
Conceptual developments and modes of explanation in later Greek scientific thought / S. Sambursky --
Commentaries on pt. 1 / G.E.M. de Ste. Croix [and others] --
Discussion of pt. 1 / J. Millás-Vallicrosa [and others] --
Poverties and triumphs of the Chinese scientific tradition / Joseph Needham --
Commentaries on pt. 2 / Willy Hartner, Pierre Huard, Wong Chu-Ming (Huang Kuang-Ming) --
Discussion of pt. 2 / B.L. van der Waerden, S.E. Toulmin, J. Needham --
What was original in Arabic science? / S. Pines --
Al-Bīrūnī and the theory of the solar apogee : an example of originality in Arabic science / Willy Hartner and Matthias Schramm --
Motives and opportunities for science in the medieval universities / Guy Beaujouan --
The medieval language of proportions : elements of the interaction with Greek foundations and the development of new mathematical techniques / John E. Murdoch --
What accelerated technological progress in the Western Middle Ages? / Lynn White Jr. --
Commentaries on pt. 3 / A.P. Yushkevich [and others] --
Discussion of pt. 3 / O. Temkin [and others] --
The function of dogma in scientific research / Thomas S. Kuhn --
Commentaries on pt. 4 / A. Rupert Hall, Michael Polanyi --
Discussion of pt. 4 / B. Glass [and others] --
Descartes's anticipation of a 'logic of scientific discovery' / Gerd Buchdahl --
Precision of measurement and physical, and chemical research in the eighteenth century / Maurice Daumas --
Intellectual factors in the background of analysis probabilities / C.C. Gillispie --
Physical concepts that cannot be assimilated to instrumentation / D.H. Wilkinson --
Commentaries on pt. 5 / N.R. Hanson [and others] --
Discussion of pt. 5 / J.W. Herivel [and others] --
The role of analogies and models in biological discovery / Georges Canguilhem --
The establishment of modern genetical theory as an example of the interaction of different models, techniques and inferences / Bentley Glass --
Complexities, advances and misconceptions in the development of the science of vision : what is being discovered? / Vasco Ronchi --
Scientific approaches to psychology : clinical and objective psychology, a problem of scientific method / B.A. Farrell --
Scientific approaches to psychology : changing views of behaviour mechanisms / R.A. Oldfield --
Commentaries on papers 16-20 / K.E. Rothschuh [and others] --
Discussion of papers 16-20 / J. Needham [and others] --
The scientific approach to disease : specific entity and individual sickness / Owsei Temkin --
Commentaries on paper 21 / Sir George Pickering, Richard H. Shryock --
Discussion of paper 21 / E. Heischkel-Artelt [and others] --
The development of scientific research in modern universities : a comparative study of motives and opportunities / D.S.L. Cardwell --
Economic incentives for and consequences of technical invention / C.F. Carter --
The organization of science in Russia in relation to the development of scientific thought in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries / A.T. Grigoryan and B.G. Kuznetsov --
The interaction between scientific research and technical invention in the history of Russia / N.A. Figurovsky --
Commentaries on pt. 7 / Sir Eric Ashby [and others] --
Discussion of pt. 7 / W.A. Smeaton [and others] --
A note on history of science as an academic discipline / A.C. Crombie and M.A. Hoskin --
Discussion of pt. 8 / opened by Asa Briggs, I. Bernard Cohen and W.P.D. Wightman ; [with] G. Buchdahl [and others] --
Some historical assumptions of the history of science / Henry Guerlac --
On forgotten sources in the history of science / Giorgio de Santillana --
The historiography of science in Russia / V.P. Zubov --
Commentaries on pt. 9 / Alexandre Koyré, J.A. Passmore, Peter Laslett --
Discussion of pt. 9 / J. Needham [and others] --
Note on scientific manuscripts / R.N. Quirk.
Responsibility: Edited by A.C. Crombie.

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