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Avicenna

Jon McGinnis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195331479
eISBN:
9780199868032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331479.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The aim of the present work is threefold. One, it intends to place the thought of Avicenna within its proper historical context, whether the philosophical-scientific tradition inherited from the ... More


 History Revisited: Pyrrhic Victories for Scientific Realism

P. Kyle Stanford

in Exceeding Our Grasp: Science, History, and the Problem of Unconceived Alternatives

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195174083
eISBN:
9780199786367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174089.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter examines the most influential recent efforts by scientific realists to blunt or block the pessimistic induction by engaging the details of the history of science itself, including the ... More


The Theory Ladenness of the Mental Processes Used in the Scientific Enterprise 1: Evidence from Cognitive Psychology and the History of Science

William F. Brewer

in Psychology of Science: Implicit and Explicit Processes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199753628
eISBN:
9780199950027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753628.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the issue of the theory ladenness of observation. Data from laboratory experiments and episodes in the history of science provide convincing evidence that perception is ... More


Is There a Christian History of Science?

Edward B. Davis

in Scholarship and Christian Faith: Enlarging the Conversation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195170382
eISBN:
9780199835669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195170385.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This essay argues that the history of science and faith is not one of ongoing conflict. While earlier historiographers like Andrew Dickson White portrayed a triumphal science engaged in “warfare” ... More


Science, Scientists, and the History of Science in India (1966–94)

Dhruv Raina

in Images and Contexts: The Historiography of Science and Modernity in India

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198068808
eISBN:
9780199080113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068808.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter reviews a genre of the history of science appearing in the Indian Journal of History of Science that strictly observes the internal-external divide. One of the elements of this review is ... More


Introduction

Mark Carey

in In the Shadow of Melting Glaciers: Climate Change and Andean Society

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195396065
eISBN:
9780199775682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396065.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter introduces the subject of Peruvian responses to climate change and ensuing glacier catastrophes from 1941 to the present. In Peru's Cordillera Blanca mountain range, which towers above ... More


Whatever Should We Do with Cartesian Method?—Reclaiming Descartes for the History of Science

John A. Schuster

in Essays on the Philosophy and Science of René Descartes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195075519
eISBN:
9780199853052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195075519.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter describes the discovery, perfection, and application of the scientific method as the Scientific Revolution happens. Bacon, Galileo, Harvey, Huygens, and Newton were singularly successful ... More


The Missing Picture *

Dhruv Raina

in Images and Contexts: The Historiography of Science and Modernity in India

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198068808
eISBN:
9780199080113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068808.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Almost four decades after the volumes of Joseph Needham's Science and Civilization in China first appeared, it is fitting to ask why an Indian equivalent has not been produced. In attempting to seek ... More


Science in the Looking Glass: What Do Scientists Really Know?

E. Brian Davies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199219186
eISBN:
9780191711695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219186.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

How do scientific conjectures become laws? Why does proof mean different things in different sciences? Do numbers exist, or were they invented? Why do some laws turn out to be wrong? This book ... More


Scientism and Romanticism

Dhruv Raina

in Images and Contexts: The Historiography of Science and Modernity in India

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198068808
eISBN:
9780199080113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068808.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In studies on the history of science and technology in India, the historiographic frames are structured by a host of factors, such as the nature of the interaction between traditional forms of ... More


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