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Title Transformation and tradition in the sciences : essays in honor of I. Bernard Cohen / edited by Everett Mendelsohn
Published Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1984

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Description xiv, 577 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. The history and philosophy of the exact sciences and mathematics Compounding ratios: Bradwardine, Oresme, and the first edition of Newton's Principia / Edith Sylla -- Atomism and motion in the fourteenth century / John E. Murdoch -- "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" in Copernicus, Galileo, and Newton / Joseph T. Clark -- Conceptual revolutions and the history of mathematics: two studies in the growth of knowledge / Joseph W. Dauben -- Cauchy and Bolanzo: tradition and transformation in the history of mathematics / Judith Grabiner -- Idolatry, automorphic functions, and conceptual change: reflections on the historiography of nineteenth-century mathematics / Uta C. Merzbach -- The Andalusian revolt against Ptolemaic astronomy: Averroes and al-Bitrūjī / A.I. Sabra -- "Success sanctifies the means": Heisenberg, Oppenheimer, and the transition to modern physics / Gerald Holton -- Einstein's image of himself as a philosopher of science / Erwin Hiebert -- 2. The eighteenth-century tradition The Paracelsians in eighteenth-century France: a Renaissance tradition in the age of Enlightenment / Allen G. Debus -- Inventing demography: Montyon on hygiene and the state / William Coleman -- Joseph Priestley, eighteenth-century British neoplatonism, and S.T. Coleridge / Robert T. Schofield -- Enlightenment views on the genetic perfectibility of man / Victor Hilts -- Anatomia animata: the Newtonian physiology of Albrecht von Haller / Shirley A. Roe -- 3. Science in America: Creating form out of mass: the development of the medical record / Stanley Joel Reiser -- "Frankenstein at Harvard": the public politics of recombinant DNA research / Everett Mendelsohn -- William Ferrel and American science in the centennial years / Harold L. Burstyn -- The American occupation and the Science Council of Japan / Nakayama Shigeru -- The worm in the core: science and general education / Peter S. Buck and Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz -- The pre-history of an academic discipline: the study of the history of science in the United States, 1891-1941 / Arnold Thackray -- 4. Scientific ideas in their cultural context Aristotle, Plato, and Gemisthos / Duane Roller -- tAristophanes and the antiscientific tradition / Richard Olson -- Carl Voit and quantitative tradition in biology / Frederic L. Holmes -- Ideological factors in the dissemination of Darwinism in England: 1860-1900 / Martin Fichman -- Transformations in realist philosophy of science from Victorian Baconianism to the present day / Yehuda Elkana -- Science and the city before the nineteenth century / George Basalla -- Why the scientific revolution did not take place in China -or didn't it? / Nathan Sivin
Analysis Science to 1980
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Cohen, I. Bernard, 1914-2003.
Mathematics -- History.
Mathematics -- Philosophy.
Science -- History.
Science -- Philosophy.
Science -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form Festschriften.
Author Cohen, I. Bernard, 1914-2003.
Mendelsohn, Everett.
LC no. 84007832
ISBN 0521267242