For Dirk Struik

Scientific, Historical and Political Essays in Honor of Dirk J. Struik

  • Robert S. Cohen
  • John J. Stachel
  • Marx W. Wartofsky

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVII
  2. Mathematics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. H. J. M. Bos
      Pages 3-14
    3. H. S. M. Coxeter
      Pages 25-35
    4. Chandler Davis
      Pages 37-66
    5. Thomas Mulcrone
      Pages 91-99
    6. Domina Eberle Spencer, Parry Moon
      Pages 101-119
    7. Ruth Rebekka Struik
      Pages 121-129
    8. A. P. Youschkevitch
      Pages 131-139
  3. History of Mathematics and Science

  4. The Nature of Mathematics, Philosophy and Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 307-323
    3. Stephen H. Fritchman
      Pages 325-343
    4. Jane Hodes
      Pages 349-352
    5. Robert Hodes
      Pages 353-364
    6. Everett Mendelsohn
      Pages 373-389
    7. Howard Selsam
      Pages 391-402
    8. Armand Siegel, Mildred Siegel
      Pages 403-415
    9. Willis H. Truitt
      Pages 435-463
    10. Marx W. Wartofsky
      Pages 465-475
  5. Cultural and Political Questions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 491-491
    2. Herbert Aptheker
      Pages 493-499
    3. Horace B. Davis
      Pages 501-529
    4. Theun de Vries
      Pages 531-546
    5. Mihailo Marković
      Pages 547-559
    6. Kenneth A. Megill
      Pages 561-573
    7. Dale Riepe
      Pages 581-591
    8. Annie Romein-Verschoor
      Pages 593-604

About this book


It is fitting that Professor Dirk Jan Struik be greeted with this melange of mathematical, scientific, historical, sociological and political essays. The authors are also appropriately varied: different countries, outlooks, religions, generations, and we suppose - of course we did not as- different politics too. Many more would have joined us, we know, but the good friends in this book make a fine and representative assembly of the intersection of two (mathematical!) classes: affectionately respect­ ful admirers of Dirk Struik, and the best thinkers of this troubled century. Struik has been among the most steadfast supporters of the Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science, that discussion group which we have been holding at Boston University since 1960, but his luminous collaboration has been welcome, in Boston and Cambridge, for nearly five decades among mathematicians, physicists, philosophical and political thinkers, and especially among the students. It has not mattered whether they have been his own students or not, whether at M.LT. or elsewhere, whether scholars or dropouts, nature-lovers or book worms, anarchists or Republicans, Catholics or Unitarians, Communists or communists, prim or liberated. No doubt he has his preferences! But the main thing for Struik has been to educate and respect the other person.


education falsification history of science scientific practice scientific revolution

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert S. Cohen
    • 1
  • John J. Stachel
    • 1
  • Marx W. Wartofsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for the Philosophy and History of ScienceBoston UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1974
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-277-0379-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-2115-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0068-0346
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