By Maria Burguete,Lui Lam
There is lots of bewilderment and false impression touching on technological know-how. the character and contents of technological know-how is an unsettled challenge. for instance, Thales of 2,600 years in the past is well-known because the father of technological know-how however the observe technological know-how used to be brought merely within the 14th century; the definition of technological know-how is usually shunned in books approximately philosophy of technological know-how. This publication goals to resolve these kind of confusions and current new advancements within the philosophy, background, sociology and verbal exchange of technological know-how. It additionally goals to show off the success of China's best students in those parts. The 18 chapters, divided into 5 components, are written by means of favourite students together with the Nobel laureate Robin Warren, sociologist Harry Collins, and physicist-turned-historian Dietrich Stauffer.
- About technology 1: fundamentals — wisdom, Nature, technological know-how and Scimat (Lui Lam)
- About technological know-how 2: Philosophy, historical past, Sociology and communique (Lui Lam)
- Philosophy of Science:
- Towards a Phenomenological Philosophy of technological know-how (Guo-Sheng Wu)
- The difficulty of medical tradition in old China (Hong-Sheng Wang)
- What Do Scientists be aware of! (Nigel Sanitt)
- How to house the complete: types of Holism in technique (Jin-Yang Liu)
- History of Science:
- Helicobactor: the benefit and trouble of a brand new Discovery (Robin Warren)
- Science in Victorian period: New Observations on previous Theses (Dun Liu)
- Medical experiences in Portugal round 1911 (Maria Burguete)
- The Founding of the overseas Liquid Crystal Society (Lui Lam)
- Sociology of Science:
- Three Waves in technology stories (Harry Collins)
- Solitons and Revolution in China: 1978–1983 (Lui Lam)
- Scientific tradition in modern China (Bing Liu and Mei-Fang Zhang)
- Communication of Science:
- Science verbal exchange: A historical past and evaluate (Peter Broks)
- Popular-Science Writings in Early smooth China (Lin Yin)
- Other technological know-how Matters:
- Understanding paintings via technology: From Socrates to the Contextual mind (Kajsa Berg)
- Spy games After 9-11: Narrative and enjoyment (Ting-Ting Wang)
- Statistical Physics for arts: an academic (Dietrich Stauffer)
Readership: Researchers and laypeople attracted to science.
By Cyril Davenport
This booklet is a replica of the unique publication released in 1899 and should have a few imperfections akin to marks or hand-written notes.
By Sabine Höhler
By Michela Cigola
This booklet comprises chapters that spotlight particularly on unmarried figures that labored on Descriptive Geometry and in addition in Mechanisms Sciences and include biographical notes, a survey in their paintings and their achievements, including a latest interpretation in their legacy.
Since Vitruvius in precedent days, and with Brunelleschi within the Renaissance, the 2 disciplines started to percentage a typical path which, over the centuries, took form via much less recognized figures till the more moderen instances during which Gaspard Monge worked.
Over the years, a niche has been created among Descriptive Geometry and Mechanism technological know-how, which now seem to belong to assorted worlds. actually, even though, there's a very shut dating among the 2 disciplines, with a hyperlink in keeping with super reliable foundations. with out the theoretical foundations of Geometry it is going to now not be attainable to attract and layout mechanical components equivalent to gears, whereas in Kinematics it'd be much less effortless to layout and are expecting the reciprocal hobbies of elements in a fancy mechanical assembly.
By Hermann Haarmann,Michael Hanke,Steffi Winkler
By Abdol S. Soofi,Mehdi Goodarzi
By Jesse F. Ballenger
Historian Jesse F. Ballenger strains the emergence of senility as a cultural class from the past due 19th century to the Eighties, a interval within which Alzheimer's ailment grew to become more and more linked to the terrifying prospect of wasting one's self. alterations in American society and tradition have complex the idea of selfhood, Ballenger unearths. not an ascribed prestige, selfhood has to be rigorously and willfully developed. hence, wasting one's skill to maintain a coherent self-narrative is taken into account certainly one of life's so much dreadful losses. As Ballenger writes "senility haunts the panorama of the self-made man."
Stereotypes of senility and Alzheimer's ailment are regarding anxiousness concerning the coherence, balance, and employer of the self―stereotypes which are remodeling perceptions of outdated age in sleek the United States.
Drawing on medical, scientific, coverage, and renowned discourses on getting older and dementia, Ballenger explores early twentieth-century recommendations of getting older and the emergence of gerontology to appreciate and distinguish basic getting older from disorder. moreover, he examines American psychiatry's ways to the remedy of senility and medical makes an attempt to appreciate the mind pathology of dementia.
Ballenger's paintings contributes to our knowing of the emergence and importance of dementia as an enormous overall healthiness issue.
By Christine Yi Lai Luk
By Mary Terrall
At the heart of Terrall’s examine is René-Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (1683–1757)—the definitive authority on common historical past within the center a long time of the eighteenth century—and his many correspondents, assistants, and collaborators. via a detailed exam of Réaumur’s courses, papers, and letters, Terrall reconstructs the operating relationships between those naturalists and indicates how gazing, accumulating, and experimenting healthy into their day-by-day lives. crucial studying for historians of technological know-how and early sleek Europe, Catching Nature within the Act defines and excavates a dynamic box of francophone usual historical past that has been inadequately mined and understood to date.
By Harvey Starr
This ebook offers a accomplished remedy of Russett’s clinical contributions, with key examples of his significant reports. it's going to drastically gain today’s diplomacy scholars, deepening their knowing of the field’s idea and methods.
Bruce M. Russett was once a founding father of, and is still a pioneer in, the empirical analytical learn of diplomacy and overseas coverage. He has produced groundbreaking works on method, facts assortment and the appliance of economics to the sphere of overseas relations—especially within the zone of analytical relationships among conception, coverage and normative criteria for morality and ethics. His physique of labor has clarified and furthered our knowing of peace experiences by way of addressing energy and clash, cooperation, integration and neighborhood, democratic/Kantian peace, financial improvement, dependency and inequality, and the relationships among family and international politics. Russett’s educational achievements and status are the results of his bringing those parts jointly as a coherent entity, in keeping with his eclectic skill to “cross barriers” with reference to educational disciplines, sub-disciplines, tools of information amassing and research, and vast theoretical views, in addition to easy and utilized research.