Scientific change; historical studies in the intellectual, social, and technical conditions for scientific discovery and technical invention, from antiquity to the present. Edited by A.C. Crombie.

; Crombie, A. C. (Alistair Cameron), 1915-1996 ; University of Oxford ; International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science. Division of History of Science
New York, Basic Books [1963] .

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Other Authors Crombie, A. C. 1915-1996.
International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science. Division of History of Science.
University of Oxford.
Subjects History.
Science -- History -- Congresses.
Science -- Philosophy -- Congresses.
Science -- Philosophy.
Sciences -- Histoire.
Sciences -- Philosophie.
Description xii, 896 pages diagrams 23 cm
Copyright Date [1963]
Notes Held at the University of Oxford, July 9-15, 1961, under the auspices of the Division of History of Science of the International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science.
Includes bibliographies. Bibliographical footnotes.
Contents Motives and incentives for science in antiquity / Ludwig Edelstein -- Basic ideas and methods of Babylonian and Greek astronomy / B.L. van der Waerden -- Conceptual developments and modes of explanation in later Greek scientific thought / S. Sambursky -- Commentaries on part 1 / G.E.M. de Ste. Croix [and others] -- Discussion of part 1 / J. Millás-Vallicrosa [and others] -- Poverties and triumphs of the Chinese scientific tradition / Joseph Needham -- Commentaries on part 2 / Willy Hartner, Pierre Huard, Wong Chu-Ming (Huang Kuang-Ming) -- Discussion of part 2 / B.L. van der Waerden, S.E. Toulmin, J. Needham -- What was original in Arabic science? / S. Pines -- Al-Bīrūnī and the theory of the solar apogee : an example of originality in Arabic science / Willy Hartner and Matthias Schramm -- Motives and opportunities for science in the medieval universities / Guy Beaujouan -- The medieval language of proportions : elements of the interaction with Greek foundations and the development of new mathematical techniques / John E. Murdoch -- What accelerated technological progress in the Western Middle Ages? / Lynn White Jr. -- Commentaries on part 3 / A.P. Yushkevich [and others] -- Discussion of part 3 / O. Temkin [and others] -- The function of dogma in scientific research / Thomas S. Kuhn -- Commentaries on part 4 / A. Rupert Hall, Michael Polanyi -- Discussion of part 4 / B. Glass [and others] -- Descartes's anticipation of a 'logic of scientific discovery' / Gerd Buchdahl -- Precision of measurement and physical, and chemical research in the eighteenth century / Maurice Daumas -- Intellectual factors in the background of analysis probabilities / C.C. Gillispie -- Physical concepts that cannot be assimilated to instrumentation / D.H. Wilkinson -- Commentaries on part 5 / N.R. Hanson [and others] -- Discussion of part 5 / J.W. Herivel [and others] -- The role of analogies and models in biological discovery / Georges Canguilhem -- The establishment of modern genetical theory as an example of the interaction of different models, techniques and inferences / Bentley Glass -- Complexities, advances and misconceptions in the development of the science of vision : what is being discovered? / Vasco Ronchi -- Scientific approaches to psychology : clinical and objective psychology, a problem of scientific method / B.A. Farrell -- Scientific approaches to psychology : changing views of behaviour mechanisms / R.A. Oldfield -- Commentaries on papers 16-20 / K.E. Rothschuh [and others] -- Discussion of papers 16-20 / J. Needham [and others] -- The scientific approach to disease : specific entity and individual sickness / Owsei Temkin -- Commentaries on paper 21 / Sir George Pickering, Richard H. Shryock -- Discussion of paper 21 / E. Heischkel-Artelt [and others] -- The development of scientific research in modern universities : a comparative study of motives and opportunities / D.S.L. Cardwell -- Economic incentives for and consequences of technical invention / C.F. Carter -- The organization of science in Russia in relation to the development of scientific thought in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries / A.T. Grigoryan and B.G. Kuznetsov -- The interaction between scientific research and technical invention in the history of Russia / N.A. Figurovsky -- Commentaries on part 7 / Sir Eric Ashby [and others] -- Discussion of part 7 / W.A. Smeaton [and others] -- A note on history of science as an academic discipline / A.C. Crombie and M.A. Hoskin -- Discussion of part 8 / opened by Asa Briggs, I. Bernard Cohen and W.P.D. Wightman ; [with] G. Buchdahl [and others] -- Some historical assumptions of the history of science / Henry Guerlac -- On forgotten sources in the history of science / Giorgio de Santillana -- The historiography of science in Russia / V.P. Zubov -- Commentaries on part 9 / Alexandre Koyré, J.A. Passmore, Peter Laslett -- Discussion of part 9 / J. Needham [and others] -- Note on scientific manuscripts / R.N. Quirk.
Genre Conference proceedings.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)1079479
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