Philosophy of Science

Nobel Peace Prize and the Laureates

Centennial Edition, An Illustrated Biographical History,1901–2001
Second printing with minor additions
May 13, 2012

The centennial edition of the book first published in 1988, now extensively revised and updated to include all the recent recipients, concluding with the award to Kofi Annan and the United Nations in 2001. Part One deals with Alfred Nobel and the establishment of the prize, the Norwegian Nobel Committee and the how the prize […]

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Æmula Lauri

The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters, 1760 - 2010

Håkon With Andersen, Brita Brenna, Magne Njåstad, and Astrid Wale

May 13, 2012

Det Kongelige Norske VidenskabersSelskab—The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters—was established in 1760 in the city of Trondheim, Norway. This makes it among the oldest of its kind in the Nordic countries and the by far the oldest one in Norway. The present volume celebrates its 250th anniversary and is the first comprehensive study […]

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The Alchemy of Glass

Counterfeit, Imitation, and Transmutation in Ancient Glassmaking

Marco Beretta

May 13, 2012

Recipient of the Paul-Bunge-Prize for 2013

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The Accademia del Cimento and its European Context

Marco Beretta, Antonio Clericuzio, and Lawrence M. Principe, editors

May 13, 2012

The Accademia del Cimento, organized in Florence under Medici patronage, devoted itself for ten years (1657-1667) to the experimental investigation of a broad range of scientific matters, and provided a model and inspiration for many subsequent scientific societies. Despite its crucial position in the history of science, the Cimento’s work and diverse membership has remained […]

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Fakes!?

Hoaxes, Counterfeits and Deception in Early Modern Science

Ed. by  Marco Beretta and Maria Conforti

June 30, 2014
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The Responsible Scholar

Ethical Considerations in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Gerald Berthoud and Beat Sitter-Litter, editors

May 13, 2012

Today it is routine to ask scientists, engineers, and medical researchers to face up to their ethical and social responsibilities. Surely social scientists, too have seen themselves challenged by an analogous demand, yet it seems that they have experienced less social pressure than their colleagues from the aforementioned disciplines. Who has ever asked scholars engaged […]

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Reason, Experiment, and Mysticism in the Scientific Revolution

M. L. Righini Bonelli and William R. Shea, eds.

October 18, 2012

Published in 1975 and often cited as a significant contribution to the establishment of history of science as a discipline within the academic community, this paperback reprint of a long out of print title, including a brief preface by the surviving editor, reaffirms many of its primary scholarly objectives while commemorating the 40th anniversary of […]

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The Nobel Prizes

Les Prix Nobel
2012

Karl Grandin, editor

May 2, 2014

The Nobel Prizes is the official yearbook of the Nobel Foundation. This edition provides extensive information about the 2012 Laureates: their Nobel and Prize Lectures and their autobiographies, as well as presentation speeches and background about the Nobel festivities. *Also for sale at the Nobel Museum, Stockholm, Sweden.

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Andreas Libavius and the Transformation of Alchemy

Separating Chemical Cultures with Polemical Fire

Bruce T. Moran

May 13, 2012
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Chymists and Chymistry

Studies in the History of Alchemy and Early Modern Chemistry

Lawrence M. Principe, Editor

May 13, 2012

Chymistry (that is, alchemy and early chemistry) is currently receiving an unprecedented amount of scholarly attention. Long-held misunderstandings are being replaced by a wealth of fresh perspectives and discoveries, as scholars progressively reveal alchemy’s crucial place in early modern culture and its contributions to early modern science. This volume brings together the most recent work […]

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The Migration of Ideas

Roberto Scazzieri and Raffaella Simili, Editors

May 13, 2012

Ideas migrate across time and space, sometimes in conjunction with the migration of people and sometimes independently of it. The migration of ideas from one context to another is a central aspect of communication among scholars and scientists. It is one of the most important features of cultural, intellectual and scientific history. It is also […]

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Scientists and their Responsibility

William R. Shea & Beat Sitter, eds.

May 13, 2012
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Creativity in the Arts and Sciences

Shea, William R.; Spadafora, Antonio

July 9, 2012
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From the Twilight of Probability

Ethics and Politics

Shea, William R.; Spadafora, Antonio

July 9, 2012
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Stanely Cobb

A Builder of the Modern Neurosciences

Benjamin V. White

May 13, 2012

Much more than the personal story of an important neuroanatomist, neurohistologist, neuropathologist, neurologist, psychiatrist and teacher at the Harvard Medical School, this biography is in reality a history of academic neurology and hospital psychiatry in Boston in the present century and to some extent in America as well.

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