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International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science

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Works: 147 works in 276 publications in 3 languages and 3,980 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Conference papers and proceedings  Bio-bibliography  Biography  Directories 
Roles: Other, Publishing director, Editor
Classifications: QB15, 509
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Most widely held works about International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science
 
Most widely held works by International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science
Vistas in astronomy( )

in English and No Linguistic content and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vol. 9 is a record of the first joint symposium of the International Astronomical Union and the Union interationale d'histoire et de philosophie des sciences, held at the University of Hamburg, Aug. 22-24, 1964
Quantum theory and reality; [papers] by Mario Bunge( Book )

5 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tum of the Tide During centuries physicists were supposed to be studying the physical world. Since the turn of the century this assumption has often been challenged as naive: it was proclaimed that physics is not about the external world but about observers and their manipUlations: that it is meaningless to talk of anything else than observation devices and opera tions: that the laws of physics concern our knowledge rather than the external world. This view of the nature of physical science has old roots in philo sophy but it was independently reinvented by a number of philosophi cally inclined physicists, notably ERNST MACH. These scientists were disgusted with the school philosophies and they were alarmed by the increasing number of physical concepts which they regarded as meta physical or beyond experimental control, such as those of absolute motion, ether, electromagnetic field, and molecule. Reasonably enough, they wished to keep physics testable. To accomplish this goal they adopted the safe method, namely to banish every idea that could not be closely tied to observation. In this way they certainly avoided the risks of untestable speculation but they also failed to enjoy the benefits of theoretical invention. Furthermore they instituted unawares a new meta physics that was to dominate the philosophy of physics for half a century: the metaphysics according to which the world is made of sense experience
Scientific knowledge socialized : selected proceedings of the 5th Joint International Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science by Joint International Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archaeoastronomy in the New World : American primitive astronomy : proceedings of an international conference held at Oxford University, September, 1981 by Anthony F Aveni( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geographers : biobibliographical studies( )

in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Change and progress in modern science : papers related to and arising from the Fourth International Conference on History and Philosophy of Science, Blacksburg, Virginia, November 1982 by Joseph C Pitt( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers presented here derive from the 4th International Confe:--ence on History and Philosophy of Science held in Blacksburg, Virginia, U.S.A., November 2-6, 1982. The Conference was sponsored by the I nternational Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). Particular thanks go to L. Jonathan Cohen, Secretary of the Union, as well as to Dean Henry Bauer of the College of Arts & Sciences, Wilfred Jewkes and the Center for Programs in the Humanities, Arthur Donovan and the Center for the Study of Science in Society and the Department of Philoso phy and Religion at Virginia Tech. Not only did they come through with the necessat"y funds, but they were all always ready with a helping hand when things got confusing. Two additional groups of individuals require a special note of thanks. First, considerable appreciation is due the mem bers of the Joint Commission of the I nternational Union of History and Philosophy of Science: Maurice Crosland, Risto Hilpinen and Vladimir Kirsanov. They were more than gen erous in thei r advice and co-operation. The Local Organizing Committee (Kenneth Alpern, Roger Ariew, Arthur Donovan, Larry Laudan, Ann La Berge, Duncan Porter, Eleonore Stump and Dennis Welch) not only demon strated efficiency and insured a pleasant stay for' all participants, but also went out of their way on numerous occasions to make everyone feel at home
La science au seizième siècle; Colloque international de Royaumont, 1-4 juillet 1957 by International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science( Book )

8 editions published between 1957 and 1960 in French and Spanish and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolutions in science : their meaning and relevance( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory and experiment : recent insights and new perspectives on their relation by Diderik Batens( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is not "another collection of contributions on a traditional subject." Even more than we dared to expect during the preparatory stages, the papers in this volume prove that our thinking about science has taken a new turn and has reached a new stage. The progressive destruction of the received view has been a fascinating and healthy experience. At present, the period of destruction is over. A richer and more equilibrated analysis of a number of problems is possible and is being cru'ried out. In this sense, this book comes right on time. We owe a lot to the scholars of the Kuhnian period. They not only did away with obstacles, but in several respects instigated a shift in attention that changed history and philosophy of science in a irreversible way. A c1earcut example - we borrow it from the paper by Risto Hilpinen - concerns the study of science as a process, Rnd not only as a result. Moreover, they apparently reached several lasting results, e.g., concerning the tremendous impact of theoretical conceptions on empirical data. Apart from baffling people for several decades, this insight rules out an other return to simple-minded empiricism in the future
The history of astronomy : a very short introduction by Gérard De Vaucouleurs( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: This is a fascinating introduction to the history of Western astronomy, from prehistoric times to the origins of astrophysics in the mid-nineteenth century. Historical records are first found in Babylon and Egypt, and after two millennia the arithmetical astronomy of the Babylonians merged with the Greek geometrical approach to culminate in the Almagest of Ptolemy. This legacy was transmitted to the Latin West via Islam, and led to Copernicus's claim that the Earth is in motion. In justifying this Kepler converted astronomy into a branch of dynamics, leading to Newton's universal law of gravity. The book concludes with eighteenth- and nineteenth-century applications of Newton's law, and the first explorations of the universe of stars
Colloquia Copernicana by Colloquia Copernicana( Book )

in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archives internationales d'histoire des sciences by Académie internationale d'histoire des sciences( )

in French and English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geographers : biobibliographical studies by Thomas Walter Freeman( Book )

26 editions published between 1977 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in the history of scientific instruments : papers presented at the 7th Symposium of the Scientific Instruments Commission of the Union internationale d'histoire et de philosophie des sciences by International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of an international conference held at Oxford University, September 1981( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World directory of historians of mathematics by Kenneth O May( Book )

3 editions published between 1972 and 1978 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origins, achievement and influence of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, 1675-1975 : proceedings of the Symposium held at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, 13-18 July 1975 by Joint IAU/IUHPS Symposium on the History of Astronomy( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New aspects in the history and philosophy of astronomy by Arthur Beer( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geographers : biobibliographical studies by Hayden Lorimer( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume thirty-one of Geographers: Biobibliographical Studies brings together nine essays on leading geographers and their work. With its publication, the cumulative record of geographers' lives and works in GBS exceeds 460 essays. Here, the editors bring forward critical appraisals of six French geographers, and so illustrate the rich traditions of geographical scholarship in that country; of a leading Portuguese figure; a Briton who played a major role in establishing geography in modern New Zealand; and a British woman who pioneered connections between the history of geography in practice an
Newsletter by International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Scientific knowledge socialized : selected proceedings of the 5th Joint International Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science
Alternative Names

controlled identityInternational Union for the Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Sciences

controlled identityInternational Union of the History of Science

I.U.H.P.S.

International Union for History and Philosophy of Science.

International Union for the History and Philosophy of Science

International union for the philosophy of science

International Union of History and Philosophy of Science.

International union of the history and philosophy of science

Internationaler Verband für Geschichte und Philosophie der Wissenschaften.

Internationaler Verband für Wissenschaftsgeschichte und -Philosophie

Internationaler Verbrand für Geschichte und Philosophie der Wissenschaften

IUHPS

IUHPS (International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science)

Kuo chi kʻo hsüeh shih yü kʻo hsüeh che hsüeh lien ho hui

Liên đoàn Quốc tế về Lịch sử và Triết học của khoa học

Meždunarodnyj sojuz istorii i filosofii nauki

Meždunarodnyj Sojuz po Istorii i Filosofii Nauki

Mezhdunarodnyĭ soi︠u︡z istorii i filosofii nauki

Mezinárodní unie pro dějiny a filosofii vědy

U.I.H.P.S.

UIHPS

Union for the History and Philosophy of Science

Unión internacional de historia y filosofía de la ciencias

Unión Internacional de Historia y Filosofía de las Ciencias

Union international d'histoire et de philosophie des sciences

Union internationale d'histoire et de philosophie des science.

Union internationale d'histoire et de philosophie des sciences

Union internationale d'histoire et du philosophie des sciences

Union internationale d'histoire et philosophie des sciences

Union of History and Philosophy of Science

Union of the History and Philosophy of Science

Verband für Geschichte und Philosophie der Wissenschaften

国際科学史・科学哲学連合

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Archaeoastronomy in the New World : American primitive astronomy : proceedings of an international conference held at Oxford University, September, 1981Change and progress in modern science : papers related to and arising from the Fourth International Conference on History and Philosophy of Science, Blacksburg, Virginia, November 1982The history of astronomy : a very short introductionGeographers : biobibliographical studies