Science in Russia and the Soviet Union: A Short Historyby Loren R. Graham
Pub. Date: 02/26/1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
By the 1980s the Soviet scientific establishment had become the largest in the world, yet very little of its history is known in the West. The main theme of this work is the shaping of scientific theories and institutions in Russia and the Soviet Union by social, economic and political factors.
Table of Contents
Preface; Illustrations; Introduction; Part I. The Tsarist Period: 1. Russian science before 1800; 2. Science in nineteenth-century Russia; 3. Russian intellectuals and Darwinism; Part II. Russian Science and a Marxist Revolution: 4. The Russian Revolution and the scientific community; 5. The role of dialectical materialism: the authentic phase; 6. Stalinist ideology and the Lysenko affair; Part III. Science and Soviet Society: 7. Soviet attitudes towards the social and historical society; 8. Knowledge and power in Russian and Soviet science; 9. The organizational features and Soviet science; Conclusion; Appendices; Notes; Bibliographical essay; Index.
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