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The Social Origins of Modern Science

  • Authors
  • Edgar Zilsel
  • Diederick Raven
  • Wolfgang Krohn
  • Robert S. Cohen

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 200)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lx
  2. The Social Roots of Modern Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Edgar Zilsel, Diederick Raven, Wolfgang Krohn, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 3-6
    3. Edgar Zilsel, Diederick Raven, Wolfgang Krohn, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 7-21
    4. Edgar Zilsel, Diederick Raven, Wolfgang Krohn, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 22-64
    5. Edgar Zilsel, Diederick Raven, Wolfgang Krohn, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 71-95
    6. Edgar Zilsel, Diederick Raven, Wolfgang Krohn, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 96-122
    7. Edgar Zilsel, Diederick Raven, Wolfgang Krohn, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 123-127
    8. Edgar Zilsel, Diederick Raven, Wolfgang Krohn, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 128-168
  3. Physical Law and Socio-Historical Law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Edgar Zilsel, Diederick Raven, Wolfgang Krohn, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 171-199
    3. Edgar Zilsel, Diederick Raven, Wolfgang Krohn, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 200-208
    4. Edgar Zilsel, Diederick Raven, Wolfgang Krohn, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 209-213
    5. Edgar Zilsel, Diederick Raven, Wolfgang Krohn, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 214-215
    6. Edgar Zilsel, Diederick Raven, Wolfgang Krohn, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 216-220
    7. Edgar Zilsel, Diederick Raven, Wolfgang Krohn, Robert S. Cohen
      Pages 221-223
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 225-267

About this book

Introduction

Edgar Zilsel (1891-1944) lived through the best of times and worst of times, through the renewal of scientific optimism and humane politics, and through the massive social collapse into idolatrous barbarism. With it all, and with his per­ sonal and family crises in Vienna and later in America, Zilsel was, I believe, a th heroic, indeed a model, scholar of the first half of the 20 century. He was widely admired as a teacher, at high schools, in workers education, in research tutoring and seminars. He was an original investigator on matters of the methodology of science, and of the history of the sciences. He was a social and political analyst, as a critical Marxist, of the turmoil of Vienna in the 20s. Above all, he achieved so much as a sociological historian who undertook re­ search on two central facts of the early modern world: recognition of the cre­ ative individual, and the ideal of genius; and the conditions and realities of the coming of science to European civilization.

Keywords

Nicolaus Copernicus history of science science social theory technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Diederick Raven
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Krohn
    • 2
  • Robert S. Cohen
    • 3
  1. 1.Utrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Bielefeld UniversityBielefeldGermany
  3. 3.Boston UniversityBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-4142-0
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-1359-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4142-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0068-0346
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