The Resource Michael Polanyi and his generation : origins of the social construction of science, Mary Jo Nye

Michael Polanyi and his generation : origins of the social construction of science, Mary Jo Nye

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Michael Polanyi and his generation : origins of the social construction of science
Title
Michael Polanyi and his generation
Title remainder
origins of the social construction of science
Statement of responsibility
Mary Jo Nye
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Michael Polanyi and His Generation, Mary Jo Nye investigates the role that Michael Polanyi and several of his contemporaries played in the emergence of the social turn in the philosophy of science. This turn involved seeing science as a socially based enterprise that does not rely on empiricism and reason alone but on social communities, behavioral norms, and personal commitments. Nye argues that the roots of the social turn are to be found in the scientific culture and political events of Europe in the 1930s, when scientific intellectuals struggled to defend the universal status of scientific knowledge and to justify public support for science in an era of economic catastrophe, Stalinism and Fascism, and increased demands for applications of science to industry and social welfare. At the center of this struggle was Polanyi, who Nye contends was one of the first advocates of this new conception of science. Nye reconstructs Polanyi's scientific and political milieus in Budapest, Berlin, and Manchester from the 1910s to the 1950s and explains how he and other natural scientists and social scientists of his generation--including J. D. Bernal, Ludwik Fleck, Karl Mannheim, and Robert K. Merton--and the next, such as Thomas Kuhn, forged a politically charged philosophy of science, one that newly emphasized the social construction of science
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
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Nye, Mary Jo
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B945.P584
LC item number
N94 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Polanyi, Michael
  • Polanyi, Michael
  • Polanyi, Michael
  • Polanyi, Michael
  • Polanyi, Michael
  • Polanyi, Michael
  • Jewish scientists
  • Jewish scientists
  • Science
  • Science
  • Wissenschaftler
  • Geistesleben
  • Philosophie
  • Wissenschaft
  • Kultur
  • Freundschaft
  • Judiska vetenskapsmän
  • Judiska vetenskapsmän
  • Vetenskapsteori
  • Wissenschaftsphilosophie
  • Juden
  • Ungarn
  • Deutschland
Label
Michael Polanyi and his generation : origins of the social construction of science, Mary Jo Nye
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Scientific culture in Europe and the refugee generation -- Germany and Weimar Berlin as the City of Science -- Origins of a social perspective: doing physical chemistry in Weimar Berlin -- Chemical dynamics and social dynamics in Berlin and Manchester -- Liberalism and the economic foundations of the "Republic of Science" -- Scientific freedom and the social functions of science -- Political foundations of the philosophies of science of Popper, Kuhn, and Polanyi -- Personal knowledge: argument, audiences, and sociological engagement -- Epilogue: SSK, scientific constructivism, and the paradoxical legacy of Polanyi and the 1930s generation
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 405 pages
Isbn
9780226610634
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011003356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)700468494
  • (OCoLC)ocn700468494
Label
Michael Polanyi and his generation : origins of the social construction of science, Mary Jo Nye
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Scientific culture in Europe and the refugee generation -- Germany and Weimar Berlin as the City of Science -- Origins of a social perspective: doing physical chemistry in Weimar Berlin -- Chemical dynamics and social dynamics in Berlin and Manchester -- Liberalism and the economic foundations of the "Republic of Science" -- Scientific freedom and the social functions of science -- Political foundations of the philosophies of science of Popper, Kuhn, and Polanyi -- Personal knowledge: argument, audiences, and sociological engagement -- Epilogue: SSK, scientific constructivism, and the paradoxical legacy of Polanyi and the 1930s generation
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 405 pages
Isbn
9780226610634
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011003356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)700468494
  • (OCoLC)ocn700468494

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