Scientific Controversies: Philosophical and Historical Perspectives

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SCIENTIFIC
CONTROVERSIES

PHILOSOPHICAL AND
HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES

EDITED BY Peter Machamer Marcello Pera Aristides Baltas

New York Oxford Oxford University Press 2000

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Acknowledgments *
  • Contents vii
  • Contributors ix
  • Scientific Controversies *
  • Scientific Controversies - An Introduction 3
  • Notes 17
  • Part I - The Structure of Scientific Controversies *
  • 1 - Patterns of Scientific Controversies 21
  • Notes *
  • References *
  • 2 - Classifying Scientific Controversies 40
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  • 3 - Rhetoric and Scientific Controversies 50
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  • 4 - On the Cognitive Analysis of Scientific Controversies 67
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  • Part II - Historical and Contemporary Reflections on Controversies *
  • 5 - The Concept of the Individual and the Idea(l) of Method in Seventeenth-Century Natural Philosophy 81
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  • 6 - Dialectics, Experiments, and Mathematics in Galileo 100
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  • 7 - A Rational Controversy Over Compounding Forces 125
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  • 8 - Hooke Versus Newton About Colors 143
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  • 9 - The Case of Joseph Priestley 153
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  • 10 - Controversies and the Becoming of Physical Chemistry 177
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  • 11 - Art or Science? a Controversy About the Evidence for Cannibalism 199
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  • 12 - Multiple Personalities, Internal Controversies, and Invisible Marvels 213
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  • 13 - The Theory of Punctuated Equilibria Taking Apart a Scientific Controversy 230
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  • 14 - Quasars, Causality, and Geometry a Controversy That Should Have Happened but Didn't 254
  • Notes *
  • References *
  • Index 271
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