Michael Polanyi and His Generation: Origins of the Social Construction of Science

The University of Chicago Press (2011)
Abstract
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.
Keywords Jewish scientists Intellectual life  Jewish scientists Intellectual life  Science History  Science Social aspects
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Call number B945.P584.N94 2011
ISBN(s) 9780226610634
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