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Here, for the first time, is a single volume in English that contains all the important historical essays Edgar Zilsel (1891-1944) published during WWII on the emergence of modern science. It also contains one previously unpublished essay and an extended version of an essay published earlier. This volume is unique in its well-articulated social perspective on the origins of modern science and is of major interest to students in early modern social history/history of science, professional philosophers, historians, and sociologists of science.

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Table of Contents

Preface; R.S. Cohen. Foreword; J. Needham. Origin of the Essays. A Note of the Use of Archive Material. Acknowledgements. Editorial Policy. Introduction: Edgar Zilsel: His Life and Work (1891-1944); D. Raven, W. Krohn. Photo of Edgar Zilsel. Part I: The Social Origins of Modern Science. 1. The Social Roots of Science. 2. The Sociological Roots of Science. 3. The Methods of Humanism. 4. Remarks on Zilsel's 'The Methods of Humanism'; P.O. Kristeller. 5. The Origins of William Gilbert's Scientific Method. 6. The Genesis of the Concept of Physical Law. 7. Copernicus and Mechanics. 8. The Genesis of the Concept of Scientific Progress and Cooperation. 9. Problems of Empiricism. 10. Physics and the Problem of Historico-sociological Laws. 11. Phenomenology and Natural Science. 12. Concerning 'Phenomenology and Natural Science'. 13. History and Biological Evolution. 14. Science and the Humanistic Studies. Part III: Appendices. I: The Sociological Roots of Science. II: Laws of Nature and Historical Laws. III: Bibliography of Works Cited by Zilsel. IV: Bibliography of Edgar Zilsel's Works With a Bibliography of Secondary Literature Concerning Zilsel. Index of names. Index of topics.
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