The Scion and Its Tree: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Its German Epistemological and Organizational Origins

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science book series (BSPS, volume 302)


The chapter focuses on the transfer of German science models that affected the newly established Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJ). The chapter traces the preparatory phase and the early decades of the HUJ, examining three constituting parameters of development: German-ness, Jewish-ness, and local-ness—in mathematics, natural sciences, oriental studies, Jewish studies, and medical research.


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