A Bridge between Conceptual Frameworks

Sciences, Society and Technology Studies

  • Raffaele Pisano

Part of the History of Mechanism and Machine Science book series (HMMS, volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lvii
  2. Mario Calamia, Giorgio Franceschetti, Alessandro Mori
    Pages 69-84
  3. Javier Echávarri, Eduardo de la Guerra, Enrique Chacón
    Pages 135-154
  4. Elena Alexandrovna Gavrilina
    Pages 195-205
  5. Vitaly Gorokhov
    Pages 207-227
  6. Agamenon Rodrigues Eufrásio Oliveira
    Pages 367-383
  7. Dominique Pécaud
    Pages 385-397
  8. Lisa Rougetet
    Pages 475-494
  9. Bratislav Stojiljković, Svetislav Lj. Marković
    Pages 513-536
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 565-582

About this book


This book analyzes scientific problems within the history of physics, engineering, chemistry, astronomy and medicine, correlated with technological applications in the social context. When and how is tension between disciplines explicitly practised? What is the conceptual bridge between science researches and the organization of technological researches in the development of  industrial applications? 

The authors explain various ways in which the sciences allowed advanced modelling on the one hand, and the development of new technological ideas on the other hand. An emphasis on the role played by mechanisms, production methods and instruments bestows a benefit on historical and scientific discourse: theories, institutions, universities, schools for engineers, social implications as well.

 Scholars from different traditions discuss the emerging style of thinking in methodology and, in theoretical perspective, aim to gather and re-evaluate the current thinking on this subject. It brings together contributions from leading experts in the field, and gives much-needed insight into the subject from a historical point of view. The volume composition makes for absorbing reading for historians, philosophers and scientists.


History of Engineering History of Mathematics History of Physics History of Science Mechanism and Machine Science

Editors and affiliations

  • Raffaele Pisano
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsLille 1 University Science and TechnologyVilleneuve d’AscqFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-9644-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-9645-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1875-3442
  • Series Online ISSN 1875-3426
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