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Relocating the History of Science

Essays in Honor of Kostas Gavroglu

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  • Offers reflections on a variety of history of science topics seldom considered together

  • Revisits old topics in light of novel historiographical considerations

  • Advances historiographical re-assessments

Part of the book series: Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science (BSPS, volume 312)

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Table of contents (25 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    • Ana Simões, Theodore Arabatzis, Jürgen Renn
    Pages 1-5
  3. History of Modern Physical Sciences

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 7-7
    2. Einstein and Hilbert

      • John Stachel
      Pages 33-39
    3. Quantum Chemistry and the Quantum Revolution

      • Sam Schweber, Gal BenPorat
      Pages 41-66
  4. History and Philosophy of Science

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 175-175
    2. Probable Reasoning and Its Novelties

      • Ian Hacking
      Pages 177-192
    3. Concepts Out of Theoretical Contexts

      • Theodore Arabatzis, Nancy J. Nersessian
      Pages 225-238
  5. Historiographical Musings

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 239-239

About this book

This volume is put together in honor of a distinguished historian of science, Kostas Gavroglu, whose work has won international acclaim, and has been pivotal in establishing the discipline of history of science in Greece, its consolidation in other countries of the European Periphery, and the constructive dialogue of these emerging communities with an extended community of international scholars.

The papers in the volume reflect Gavroglu’s broad range of intellectual interests and touch upon significant themes in recent history and philosophy of science. They include topics in the history of modern physical sciences, science and technology in the European periphery, integrated history and philosophy of science, historiographical considerations, and intersections with the history of mathematics, technology and contemporary issues. They are authored by eminent scholars whose academic and personal trajectories crossed with Gavroglu’s.

The book will interest historians and philosophers of science and technology alike, as well as science studies scholars, and generally readers interested in the role of the sciences in the past in various geographical contexts.

Keywords

  • Application and Extension of Scientific Concepts
  • Globalization of Knowledge
  • History of Quantum Chemistry and Low-temperature Physics
  • Integration of History and Philosophy of Science
  • Kostas Gavroglu
  • Politics and Commercialization of Science
  • Public Understanding of Science
  • Relationship between Chemistry in the 19th & 20th Centuries
  • Relationship between Physics in the 19th & 20th Centuries
  • Science and Technology in the European Periphery
  • Science in the Enlightenment
  • Scientific Biographies
  • Styles of Scientific Reasoning

Reviews

“This volume has something for everyone: science education, modern physics and chemistry, philosophy of science, historiography, technology – the list goes on. … I found Relocating the History of Science to be interesting and on the whole fruitful … . Relocating the Sciences is worth perusing, even if one is not familiar with Kostas Gavroglu’s work. The number and calibre of the scholars contributing to this volume make it worth the time to look more closely into it.” (Kostas Tampakis, British Journal for the History of Science, Vol. 49 (4), 2016)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Athens, Athens, Greece

    Theodore Arabatzis

  • Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Germany

    Jürgen Renn

  • Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e Tecnologia (CIUHCT), Faculdade de Ciência, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal

    Ana Simões

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Relocating the History of Science

  • Book Subtitle: Essays in Honor of Kostas Gavroglu

  • Editors: Theodore Arabatzis, Jürgen Renn, Ana Simões

  • Series Title: Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-14553-2

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, History (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-14552-5

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-34935-0

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-14553-2

  • Series ISSN: 0068-0346

  • Series E-ISSN: 2214-7942

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VII, 383

  • Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: History of Science, Philosophy of Science

Buying options

eBook
USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-14553-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)