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Author Nye, Mary Jo.

Title Michael Polanyi and his generation [electronic resource] : origins of the social construction of science / Mary Jo Nye.

Imprint Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xxi, 405 p. : ill., ports.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Polanyi, Michael, 1891-1976 -- Influence.
Polanyi, Michael, 1891-1976 -- Friends and associates.
Jewish scientists -- Hungary -- Intellectual life.
Jewish scientists -- Germany -- Intellectual life.
Science -- Philosophy -- History -- 20th century.
Science -- Social aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 0226610632 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780226610658 (e-book)

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