The Cuban “Exception”: The Development of an Advanced Scientific System in an Underdeveloped Country

  • Angelo BaraccaEmail author
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science book series (BSPS, volume 304)


Science, education, politics, social development and economics are today considered to be highly interdependent. Although none of these factors can exist on their own, they have nevertheless often been considered in isolation from one other, or studies of their interactions have been confined to the consideration of more or less local contexts. When it comes to studying the history of physics in Cuba, however, it is not only inconceivable to separate scientific developments from their social, political, and cultural contexts. But, as this volume shows, the history of physics in Cuba cannot just focus on local contexts since it is closely entangled with global history, from colonialism to the Cold War.


Nineteenth Century Latin American Country Socialist Country Military Intervention Intellectual Life 
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly

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