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The Problem of Method in the Study of the Influence a Philosophy has on Scientific Practice. The Case of Thermoelectricity

  • Anna Kostoula
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Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 151)

Abstract

Developments in the historiography of science force the historian, interested in the influence a philosophy has on science, to make clear in what scientific aspect he expects to find this effect. The treatment of the issue up to now implied that the decision examine the specific philosophy — an organized way of thinking — as a sensitizing agent of the scientist’s mind which enabled him to perceive and recognize a phenomenon. The analysis implied that the mechanism producing the phenomenon, the laboratory habits (theoretical and technological), remained unchanged.

Keywords

Scientific Practice Thermoelectric Effect Philosophical Principle Scientific Behavior Philosophical Preference 
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Notes

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    T. J. Seebeck, Ueber den Magnetismus der galvanischen Kette. In: Ostwalds Klassiker, hrg. von A. J. v. Oettingen, Leipzig 1895.Google Scholar
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    Keld Nielsen. Another kind of light: The work of T. J. Seebeck and his collaboration with Goethe. Part I. In: Hist. Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences, 1989, vol. 20, part. I.Google Scholar
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    H. Kristine Meyer and H. C. Oersted, Naturvidenskabelige Skrifter…3 vols (Kopenhagen, 1920), v. 1.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna Kostoula
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  1. 1.Aristotle University of ThessalonikiGreece

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