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Metascience

, Volume 28, Issue 3, pp 483–486 | Cite as

An apt celebration of Agassi’s Career

Nimrod Bar-Am and Stefano Gattei (eds.): Encouraging openness: essays for Joseph Agassi on the occasion of his 90th birthday. Switzerland: Springer, xiv+584pp, €127 HB
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Joseph Agassi was a disciple and colleague of Karl Popper, trained in the Department of Logic, Philosophy and Scientific Method at the London School of Economics. Agassi is one of those rare cases of living philosophers who has both had a direct impact on recent developments in the historiography and philosophy of science and earned a place in the history of a comparatively recent philosophical discipline. Agassi’s philosophical interests not only encompass the history, philosophy, and social studies of science, but also the philosophy of politics, education and economics. He has managed to make contributions to each such area of research. Mostly, in the academic world, however, will be familiar with those parts of Agassi’s work that focus on the fruitful intertwining of the sciences and philosophy, as is outstandingly exemplified in Towards a Historiography of Science (1967), The Continuing Revolution: A History of Physics from the Greeks to Einstein (1968), Science in Flux (1975),...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de FilosofíaUniversidad de ChileNunoaChile

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