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The Comparative Reception of Relativity: Volume 103 (Boston Studies in the …



The present volume grew out of a double session of the Boston Collo- quium for the Philosophy of Science held in Boston on March 25, 1983. The papers presented there (by Biezunski, Glick, Goldberg, and Judith Goodstein!) offered both sufficient comparability to establish regulari- ties in the reception of relativity and Einstein’s impact in France, Spain, the United States and Italy, and sufficient contrast to suggest the salience of national inflections in the process. The interaction among…

The Comparative Reception Of Relativity

ISBN 10 : 9789400938755
ISBN 13 : 9400938756

The present volume grew out of a double session of the Boston Collo quium for the Philosophy of Science held in Boston on March 25, 1983. The papers presented there (by Biezunski, ..


The Physicist And The Philosopher

ISBN 10 : 9781400865772
ISBN 13 : 1400865778

On April 6, 1922, in Paris, Albert Einstein and Henri Bergson publicly debated the nature of time. Einstein considered Bergson's theory of time to be a soft, psychological notion, ..


Einstein S Opponents

ISBN 10 : 9781107017443
ISBN 13 : 1107017440

Exploring the ferocious opposition which once surrounded the theory of relativity, this fascinating account details the strategies and motivations of Einstein's detractors. A uniqu..


Loving Faster Than Light

ISBN 10 : 9780226680736
ISBN 13 : 0226680738

In November 1919, newspapers around the world alerted readers to a sensational new theory of the universe: Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity. Coming at a time of social, pol..




The Reception Of Darwinism In The Iberian World

ISBN 10 : 1402000820
ISBN 13 : 9781402000829

This book provides both for academic historians and the general reader a broad perspective on Darwin's impact in the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking worlds. In Latin American coun..


The Reception Of The Galilean Science Of Motion In Seventeenth Century Europe

ISBN 10 : 1402024541
ISBN 13 : 9781402024542

This book collects contributions by some of the leading scholars working on seventeenth-century mechanics and the mechanical philosophy. Together, the articles provide a broad and ..


The Scientific Enterprise

ISBN 10 : 9789401126885
ISBN 13 : 9401126887

The volume before us is the fourth in the series of proceedings of what used to be the Israel Colloquium for the History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science. This Colloquium has i..


Metaarchaeology

ISBN 10 : 9789401118262
ISBN 13 : 9401118264

An idea of the philosophy of archaeology can best be gained by showing what it is, what the issues are, who is working in the field, and how they proceed. Reading Lester Embree's M..