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Issues and Images in the Philosophy of Science

Scientific and Philosophical Essays in Honour of Azarya Polikarov

  • Dimitri Ginev
  • Robert S. Cohen

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 192)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Joseph Agassi
    Pages 1-11
  3. Evandro Agazzi
    Pages 13-26
  4. Eftichios Bitsakis
    Pages 47-62
  5. Ronald N. Giere
    Pages 63-86
  6. Dimitri Ginev
    Pages 87-93
  7. William. E. Herfel, Clifford. A. Hooker
    Pages 127-172
  8. Peter Janich
    Pages 173-190
  9. Joseph J. Kockelmans
    Pages 191-215
  10. Władysław Krajewski
    Pages 217-222
  11. Friedrich Rapp
    Pages 263-274
  12. Hans Jörg Sandkühler
    Pages 289-303
  13. Howard Sankey
    Pages 305-320

About this book


Azarya Polikarov was born in Sofia on October 9, 1921. Through the many stages of politics, economy, and culture in Bulgaria, he maintained his rational humanity and scientific curiosity. He has been a splendid teacher and an accomplished critical philosopher exploring the conceptual and historical vicis­ situdes of physics in modern times and also the science policies that favor or threaten human life in these decades. Equally and easily at home both within the Eastern and Central European countries and within the Western world. Polikarov is known as a collaborating genial colleague, a working scholar. not at all a visiting academic tourist. He understands the philosophy of science from within, in all its developments, from the classical beginnings through the great ages of Galilean, Newtonian. Maxwellian science. to the times of the stunning discoveries and imaginative theories of his beloved Einstein and Bohr of the twentieth century. Moreover, his understanding has come along with a deep knowledge of the scientific topics in themselves. Looking at our Appendix listing his principal publications, we see that Polikarov's public research career, after years of science teaching and popular science writing, began in the fifties in Bulgarian, Russian and German journals.


concept constructivism hermeneutics philosophy of science reduction

Editors and affiliations

  • Dimitri Ginev
    • 1
  • Robert S. Cohen
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SofiaBulgaria
  2. 2.Boston UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Issues and Images in the Philosophy of Science
  • Book Subtitle Scientific and Philosophical Essays in Honour of Azarya Polikarov
  • Editors D. Ginev
    Robert S. Cohen
  • Series Title Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-4444-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-6443-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-5788-9
  • Series ISSN 0068-0346
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 403
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Science
    History, general
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