Relocating the History of Science

Essays in Honor of Kostas Gavroglu

  • Theodore Arabatzis
  • Jürgen Renn
  • Ana Simões

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Ana Simões, Theodore Arabatzis, Jürgen Renn
    Pages 1-5
  3. History of Modern Physical Sciences

  4. STEP Matters

  5. History and Philosophy of Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Ian Hacking
      Pages 177-192
    3. Theodore Arabatzis, Nancy J. Nersessian
      Pages 225-238
  6. Historiographical Musings

  7. Beyond History of Science: Mathematics, Technology and Contemporary Issues

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.


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

Editors and affiliations

  • Theodore Arabatzis
    • 1
  • Jürgen Renn
    • 2
  • Ana Simões
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of History and Philosophy of ScienceUniversity of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.Max Planck Institute for the History of ScienceBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e Tecnologia (CIUHCT), Faculdade de CiênciaUniversidade de LisboaLisboaPortugal

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