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Transformation and tradition in the sciences : essays in honor of I. Bernard Cohen

Author: I Bernard Cohen; Everett Mendelsohn
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1984.
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Named Person: I Bernard Cohen
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: I Bernard Cohen; Everett Mendelsohn
ISBN: 0521267242 9780521267243
OCLC Number: 10725060
Description: xiv, 577 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The history and philosophy of the exact sciences and mathematics: Compounding ratios: Bradwardine, Oresme, and the first edition of Newton's Principia / Edith Sylla --
Atomism and motion in the fourteenth century / John E. Murdoch --
"Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" in Copernicus, Galileo, and Newton / Joseph T. Clark --
Conceptual revolutions and the history of mathematics: two studies in the growth of knowledge / Joseph W. Dauben --
Cauchy and Bolanzo: tradition and transformation in the history of mathematics / Judith Grabiner --
Idolatry, automorphic functions, and conceptual change: reflections on the historiography of nineteenth-century mathematics / Uta C. Merzbach --
The Andalusian revolt against Ptolemaic astronomy: Averroes and al-Bitrūjī / A.I. Sabra --
"Success sanctifies the means": Heisenberg, Oppenheimer, and the transition to modern physics / Gerald Holton --
Einstein's image of himself as a philosopher of science / Erwin Hiebert --
2. The eighteenth-century tradition: The Paracelsians in eighteenth-century France: a Renaissance tradition in the age of Enlightenment / Allen G. Debus --
Inventing demography: Montyon on hygiene and the state / William Coleman --
Joseph Priestley, eighteenth-century British neoplatonism, and S.T. Coleridge / Robert T. Schofield --
Enlightenment views on the genetic perfectibility of man / Victor Hilts --
Anatomia animata: the Newtonian physiology of Albrecht von Haller / Shirley A. Roe --
3. Science in America: Creating form out of mass: the development of the medical record / Stanley Joel Reiser --
"Frankenstein at Harvard": the public politics of recombinant DNA research / Everett Mendelsohn --
William Ferrel and American science in the centennial years / Harold L. Burstyn --
The American occupation and the Science Council of Japan / Nakayama Shigeru --
The worm in the core: science and general education / Peter S. Buck and Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz --
The pre-history of an academic discipline: the study of the history of science in the United States, 1891-1941/ Arnold Thackray --
4. Scientific ideas in their cultural context: Aristotle, Plato, and Gemisthos / Duane Roller --
tAristophanes and the antiscientific tradition / Richard Olson --
Carl Voit and quantitative tradition in biology / Frederic L. Holmes --
Ideological factors in the dissemination of Darwinism in England: 1860-1900 / Martin Fichman --
Transformations in realist philosophy of science from Victorian Baconianism to the present day / Yehuda Elkana --
Science and the city before the nineteenth century / George Basalla --
Why the scientific revolution did not take place in China -or didn't it? / Nathan Sivin.
Responsibility: edited by Everett Mendelsohn.
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