Science and Empires

Historical Studies about Scientific Development and European Expansion

  • Patrick Petitjean
  • Catherine Jami
  • Anne Marie Moulin

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 136)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Opening Session

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Présentation

    3. Opening Addresses

    4. Conférence d’ouverture

  3. Problems about the Integration of Classical and Modern Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Round Table

      1. Francis Zimmermann
        Pages 33-35
      2. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu
        Pages 37-48
      3. Iyanaga Shokichi, Roshdi Rashed, Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, V. V. Krishna, Nakayama Shigeru, Anne Marie Moulin
        Pages 73-78
    3. Asian Countries

    4. Latin American Countries

  4. European Scientific Expansion and Political Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Round Table

    3. Policies for Scientific Expansion

  5. Final Round Table

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 363-363
    2. “Science et dévelopment: une politique scientifique peut-elle tirer un enseignement de l’histoire des sciences?”

      1. Chatelin Yvon, José Leite Lopes, Abdur Rahman, Shigeru Nakayama, Juan-José Saldaña, Jean-Jacques Salomon et al.
        Pages 365-392
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 393-418

About this book


SCIENCE AND EMPIRES: FROM THE INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM TO THE BOOK Patrick PETITJEAN, Catherine JAMI and Anne Marie MOULIN The International Colloquium "Science and Empires - Historical Studies about Scientific De­ velopment and European Expansion" is the product of an International Colloquium, "Sciences and Empires - A Comparative History of Scien­ tific Exchanges: European Expansion and Scientific Development in Asian, African, American and Oceanian Countries". Organized by the REHSEIS group (Research on Epistemology and History of Exact Sciences and Scientific Institutions) of CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research), the colloquium was held from 3 to 6 April 1990 in the UNESCO building in Paris. This colloquium was an idea of Professor Roshdi Rashed who initiated this field of studies in France some years ago, and proposed "Sciences and Empires" as one of the main research programmes for the The project to organize such a colloquium was a bit REHSEIS group. of a gamble. Its subject, reflected in the title "Sciences and Empires", is not a currently-accepted sub-discipline of the history of science; rather, it refers to a set of questions which found autonomy only recently. The terminology was strongly debated by the participants and, as is frequently suggested in this book, awaits fuller clarification.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Patrick Petitjean
    • 1
  • Catherine Jami
    • 2
  • Anne Marie Moulin
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, REHSEIS, Paris et CRNStrasbourgFrance
  2. 2.Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, REHSEISParisFrance
  3. 3.Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique et Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche MédicaleParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5145-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-2594-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0068-0346
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