Hypotheses and Perspectives in the History and Philosophy of Science

Homage to Alexandre Koyré 1892-1964

  • Raffaele Pisano
  • Joseph Agassi
  • Daria Drozdova

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Joseph Agassi
    Pages 1-17
  3. Mario De Caro
    Pages 85-104
  4. Dominique Descotes
    Pages 105-122
  5. Massimo Ferrari
    Pages 157-178
  6. Glenn A. Hartz, Patrick K. Lewtas
    Pages 189-203
  7. Rodney K. B. Parker
    Pages 243-275
  8. J. C. Pinto de Oliveira, Amelia J. Oliveira
    Pages 277-293
  9. Diederick Raven
    Pages 347-365
  10. Marlon Salomon
    Pages 367-390
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 473-482

About this book


To commemorate the 50th anniversary of his passing (in 2014), this special book features studies on Alexandre Koyré (1892–1964), one of the most influential historians of science of the 20th century, who re-evaluated prevalent thinking on the history and philosophy of science. In particular, it explores Koyré’s intellectual matrix and heritage within interdisciplinary fields of historical, epistemological and philosophical scientific thought. Koyré is rightly noted as both a versatile historian on the birth and development of modern science and for his interest in philosophical questions on the nature of scientific knowledge. In the 1940s and 1950s his activities in the United States established a crucial bridge between the European historical tradition of science studies and the American academic environments, and an entire generation of historians of science grew up under his direct influence. The book brings together contributions from leading experts in the field, and offers much-needed insights into the subject from historical, nature of science, and philosophical perspectives. It provides an absorbing and revealing read for historians, philosophers and scientists alike.


Alexander Koyré Astronomy during Renaissance Birth of modern science Dialectic/Individual Discontinuity/continuity Epistemological and philosophical of scientific thought History and Epistemology of birth of modern science Hypotheses and Perspectives within History and Philosophy Influential historians of science of the 20th century Metaphysics/philosophy of science Philosophical speculations Renaissance Scientific revolution The birth of modern science

Editors and affiliations

  • Raffaele Pisano
    • 1
  • Joseph Agassi
    • 2
  • Daria Drozdova
    • 3
  1. 1.Lille UniversityVilleneuve d’AscqFrance
  2. 2.Tel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  3. 3.National Research University Higher School of EconomicsMoscowRussia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-61710-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-61712-1
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