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  1. J. L. Heilbron (ed.) (2005). The Oxford Guide to the History of Physics and Astronomy. Oxford University Press.score: 78.0
    With over 150 alphabetically arranged entries about key scientists, concepts, discoveries, technological innovations, and learned institutions, the Oxford Guide to Physics and Astronomy traces the history of physics and astronomy from the Renaissance to the present. For students, teachers, historians, scientists, and readers of popular science books such as Galileo's Daughter, this guide deciphers the methods and philosophies of physics and astronomy as well as the historical periods from which they emerged. Meant to serve the lay (...)
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  2. John David North, Lodi Nauta & Arie Johan Vanderjagt (eds.) (1999). Between Demonstration and Imagination: Essays in the History of Science and Philosophy Presented to John D. North. Brill.score: 39.0
    The essays in this volume reflect the wide-ranging interests of John D. North, distinguished historian of science and philosophy.
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  3. Ian Hacking (1989). The Divided Circle: A History of Instruments for Astronomy, Navigation and Surveying. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 20 (2):265-270.score: 39.0
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  4. Robert Palter (1970). An Approach to the History of Early Astronomy. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 1 (2):93-133.score: 39.0
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  5. E. B. Davies, The Role of Astronomy in the History of Science.score: 39.0
    We discuss the extent to which the visibility of the heavens was a necessary condition for the development of science, with particular reference to the measurement of time. Our conclusion is that while astronomy had significant importance, the growth of most areas of science was more heavily influenced by the accuracy of scientific instruments, and hence by current technology.
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  6. Miguel A. Granada & Dario Tessicini (2005). Copernicus and Fracastoro: The Dedicatory Letters to Pope Paul III, the History of Astronomy, and the Quest for Patronage. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 36 (3):431-476.score: 39.0
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  7. W. H. McCrea (1985). The General History of Astronomy, Vol. Iv: Astrophysics and Twentiethcentury Astronomy to 1950, Part A, Ed. By Owen Gingerich. History of Science 23:119-122.score: 39.0
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  8. J. R. Ravetz (1963). A History of Astronomy. History of Science 2:166.score: 39.0
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  9. Georges Simondon (1989). Du Mode d'Existence des Objets Techniques (Paris: Aubier, 1958). Ian Hacking,“The Life of Instruments”(a Review of JA Bennett, The Divided Circle. A History of Instruments for Astronomy, Navigation and Surveying [Oxford: Phaidon/Christie's, 1987]). [REVIEW] Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science 20 (2).score: 39.0
     
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  10. Aaron Adair (2012). The Star of Christ in the Light of Astronomy. Zygon 47 (1):7-29.score: 36.0
    Abstract Centuries of both theologians and astronomers have wondered what the Star of Bethlehem (Matt 2:2, 9) actually was, from miracle to planetary conjunction. Here a history of this search is presented, along with the difficulties the various proposals have had. The natural theories of the Star are found to be a recent innovation, and now almost exclusively maintained by scientists rather than theologians. Current problems with various theories are recognized, as well as general problems with the approach. The (...)
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  11. Bernard R. Goldstein (1992). Book Review:The General History of Astronomy. Vol. 2: Planetary Astronomy From the Renaissance to the Rise of Astrophysics. Part A: Tycho Brahe to Newton Rene Taton, Curtis Wilson. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 59 (4):698-.score: 36.0
  12. Peter Barker (2002). New Foundations in the History of Astronomy: Four Papers in Honor of Bernard R. Goldstein. Perspectives on Science 10 (2):151-154.score: 36.0
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  13. J. J. Nassau (1954). Book Review:A History of Astronomy From Thales to Kepler J. L. E. Dryer. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 21 (1):75-.score: 36.0
  14. Robert Hannah (2009). History (D.) Lehoux Astronomy, Weather, and Calendars in the Ancient World: Parapegmata and Related Texts in Classical and Near Eastern Societies. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. Pp. Xiv + 566. £68/$125. 9780521851817. [REVIEW] Journal of Hellenic Studies 129:173-.score: 36.0
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  15. J. L. Berggren (1986). Astronomy and History. Ancient Philosophy 6:202-204.score: 36.0
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  16. J. J. Nassau (1953). Book Review:The History of Astronomy Giorgio Abetti, B. B. Abetti. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 20 (4):342-.score: 36.0
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  17. D. J. Raine (1986). GINGERICH, OWEN (Ed.) [1984]: Astrophysics and Twentieth-Century Astronomy to 1950, The General History of Astronomy, Vol. 4A. Cambridge University Press. Pp. X+198 (ISBN 0-521-24256-8). [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 37 (4):510-513.score: 36.0
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  18. George Saliba (forthcoming). Writing the History of Arabic Astronomy: Problems and Differing Perspectives. Journal of the American Oriental Society.score: 36.0
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  19. J. L. Berggren (unknown). Astronomy and History: Selected Essays. :202-204.score: 36.0
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  20. Alan C. Bowen (2002). Philosophy and Science (Princeton). He has Edited Selected Papers of FM Cornford (New York, 1987) and Science and Philosophy in Classical Greece (New York, 1991), and is the Author of Many Articles on the History of Greco-Latin Astronomy and Harmonic Science. He and Robert B. Todd. [REVIEW] Perspectives on Science 10 (2).score: 36.0
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  21. V. Kalfas (1990). Criteria Concerning the Birth of a New Science: The Case of Greek Astronomy in Greek Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science. Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science 121:171-185.score: 36.0
     
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  22. Natalia Lozovsky (2008). Bruce S. Eastwood, Ordering the Heavens: Roman Astronomy and Cosmology in the Carolingian Renaissance.(History of Science and Medicine Library, 4; Medieval and Early Modern Science, 8.) Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2007. Pp. Xxiii, 452; Many Black-and-White Figures and Tables.€ 99. [REVIEW] Speculum 83 (3):692-694.score: 36.0
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  23. C. P. E. Nothaft (2012). Noah's Calendar: The Chronology of the Flood Narrative and the History of Astronomy in Sixteenth-and Seventeenth-Century Scholarship. Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 74:191-211.score: 36.0
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  24. Denis Savoie (2006). Yasukatsu Maeyama, Astronomy in Orient and Occident: Selected Papers on its Cultural and Scientific History. Revue d'Histoire des Sciences 59 (2):363-363.score: 36.0
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  25. Robert W. Smith (2013). Collaboration, Competition, and the Early History of Radio Astronomy. Metascience:1-4.score: 36.0
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  26. Thomas S. Kuhn (1957). The Copernican Revolution: Planetary Astronomy in the Development of Western Thought. Harvard University Press.score: 33.0
    The significance of the plurality of the Copernican Revolution is the main thrust of this undergraduate text In this study of the Copernican Revolution, the ...
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  27. Carlo Rovelli (2011). Che Cos'è la Scienza: La Rivoluzione di Anassimandro. Mondadori Università.score: 33.0
    All human civilizations have thought that the world was made of sky above and the Earth below. All except one. For the Greeks, the Earth was a rock floating in space, and under the earth there was no ground, no turtles, nor the gigantic columns of which the Bible speaks. How did the Greeks understand that the Earth is suspended in nothingness? Who understood this and how? It is this unique "scientific revolution" of Anaximander of which the author speaks, which (...)
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  28. John F. W. Herschel (1830/1987). A Preliminary Discourse on the Study of Natural Philosophy. University of Chicago Press.score: 33.0
    Originally published in 1830, this book can be called the first modern work in the philosophy of science, covering an extraordinary range of philosophical, methodological, and scientific subjects. "Herschel's book . . . brilliantly analyzes both the history and nature of science."--Keith Stewart Thomson, American Scientist.
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  29. André Goddu (2010). Copernicus and the Aristotelian Tradition: Education, Reading, and Philosophy in Copernicus's Path to Heliocentrism. Brill.score: 30.0
    Drawing on a half century of scholarship, of Polish studies of Copernicus and Cracow University, and of Copernicus's sources, this book offers a comprehensive re-evaluation of Copernicus's achievement, and explains his commitment to the ...
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  30. John Peter Anton (ed.) (1980). Science and the Sciences in Plato. Caravan Books.score: 30.0
  31. Hiro Hirai (ed.) (2008). Cornelius Gemma: Cosmology, Medicine, and Natural Philosophy in Renaissance Louvain. Serra.score: 30.0
     
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  32. Dario Tessicini (2007). I Dintorni Dell'infinito: Giordano Bruno E l'Astronomia Del Cinquecento. F. Serra.score: 30.0
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  33. I. Grattan-Guinness (ed.) (1994). Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences. Routledge.score: 27.0
    The Companion Encyclopedia is the first comprehensive work to cover all the principal lines and themes of the history and philosophy of mathematics from ancient times up to the twentieth century. In 176 articles contributed by 160 authors of 18 nationalities, the work describes and analyzes the variety of theories, proofs, techniques, and cultural and practical applications of mathematics. The work's aim is to recover our mathematical heritage and show the importance of mathematics today by treating its interactions with (...)
     
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  34. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (2005). Juicio a la Historia. El Affair Paschini (1941-1979). Polis 12.score: 26.0
    (*) Este es el capítulo 16 de su obra monumental titulada Retrying Galileo, 1633-1992, publicado en el 2005 por la University of California Press, Berkeley. Este libro es un examen del affair Galileo desde el momento de la condena del científico toscano por la Inquisición en 1633, hasta su supuesta rehabilitación por el Papa Juan Pablo II en 1992. Su enfoque es en temas tales como: si acaso la condena fue justa, y si probaría la incompatibilidad entre ciencia y religión; (...)
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  35. Milan M. Ćirković (2006). Too Early? On the Apparent Conflict of Astrobiology and Cosmology. Biology and Philosophy 21 (3):369-379.score: 25.0
    An interesting consequence of the modern cosmological paradigm is the spatial infinity of the universe. When coupled with naturalistic understanding of the origin of life and intelligence, which follows the basic tenets of astrobiology, and with some fairly incontroversial assumptions in the theory of observation selection effects, this infinity leads, as Ken Olum has recently shown, to a paradoxical conclusion. Olum's paradox is related, to the famous Fermi's paradox in astrobiology and “SETI” studies. We, hereby, present an evolutionary argument countering (...)
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  36. Omar W. Nasim (2013). Observing by Hand: Sketching the Nebulae in the Nineteenth Century. University of Chicago Press.score: 24.0
    Today we are all familiar with the iconic pictures of the nebulae produced by the Hubble Space Telescope’s digital cameras. But there was a time, before the successful application of photography to the heavens, in which scientists had to rely on handmade drawings of these mysterious phenomena. Observing by Hand sheds entirely new light on the ways in which the production and reception of handdrawn images of the nebulae in the nineteenth century contributed to astronomical observation. Omar W. Nasim investigates (...)
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  37. Christopher Cullen (2011). Understanding the Planets in Ancient China: Prediction and Divination in the Wu Xing Zhan. Early Science and Medicine 16 (3):218-251.score: 24.0
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  38. Dirk L. Couprie (2011). Heaven and Earth in Ancient Greek Cosmology: From Thales to Heraclides Ponticus. Springer.score: 24.0
    Exploring the decisive steps taken by Anaximander of Miletus, this book details the transition from the archaic cosmological world-picture of a flat earth with a celestial vault to the Western world-picture of a free floating earth in an ...
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  39. F. Rochberg (2002). A Consideration of Babylonian Astronomy Within the Historiography of Science. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 33 (4):661-684.score: 24.0
    This paper traces the reception of Babylonian astronomy into the history of science, beginning in early to mid twentieth century when cuneiform astronomical sources became available to the scholarly public. The dominant positivism in philosophy of science of this time influenced criteria employed in defining and demarcating science by historians, resulting in a persistently negative assessment of the nature of knowledge evidenced in cuneiform sources. Ancient Near Eastern astronomy (and astrology) was deemed pre- or non-scientific, and even (...)
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  40. Andrew Gregory (2000). Plato's Philosophy of Science. Duckworth.score: 24.0
  41. Sŏng-nae Pak (2012). Han'guk Kwahak Sasangsa. Ch'aek Kwa Hamkke.score: 24.0
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  42. S. Sudarsana Sarma (ed.) (2009). Proceedings of the National Seminar on Vedic Astro Sciences. Sri Venkateswara Vedic University.score: 24.0
     
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  43. David Slutsky (2012). Confusion and Dependence in Uses of History. Synthese 184 (3):261-286.score: 21.0
    Many people argue that history makes a special difference to the subjects of biology and psychology, and that history does not make this special difference to other parts of the world. This paper will show that historical properties make no more or less of a difference to biology or psychology than to chemistry, physics, or other sciences. Although historical properties indeed make a certain kind of difference to biology and psychology, this paper will show that historical properties make (...)
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  44. Pauline Kleingeld (1999). Kant, History, and the Idea of Moral Development. History of Philosophy Quarterly 16 (1):59-80.score: 21.0
    I examine the consistency of Kant's notion of moral progress as found in his philosophy of history. To many commentators, Kant's very idea of moral development has seemed inconsistent with basic tenets of his critical philosophy. This idea has seemed incompatible with his claims that the moral law is unconditionally and universally valid, that moral agency is noumenal and atemporal, and that all humans are equally free. Against these charges, I argue not only that Kant's notion of moral development (...)
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  45. Lorenz Krüger, Thomas Sturm, Wolfgang Carl & Lorraine Daston (eds.) (2005). Why Does History Matter to Philosophy and the Sciences? Walter DeGruyter.score: 21.0
    What are the relationships between philosophy and the history of philosophy, the history of science and the philosophy of science? This selection of essays by Lorenz Krüger (1932-1994) presents exemplary studies on the philosophy of John Locke and Immanuel Kant, on the history of physics and on the scope and limitations of scientific explanation, and a realistic understanding of science and truth. In his treatment of leading currents in 20th century philosophy, Krüger presents new and original arguments (...)
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  46. Alix A. Cohen (2008). Kant's Biological Conception of History. Journal of the Philosophy of History 2 (1):1-28.score: 21.0
    The aim of this paper is to argue that Kant's philosophy of biology has crucial implications for our understanding of his philosophy of history, and that overlooking these implications leads to a fundamental misconstruction of his views. More precisely, I will show that Kant's philosophy of history is modelled on his philosophy of biology due to the fact that the development of the human species shares a number of peculiar features with the functioning of organisms, these features entailing (...)
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  47. Joseph Margolis (2011). Toward a Theory of Human History. Journal of the Philosophy of History 4 (3-4):245-273.score: 21.0
    I show the sense in which the concept of history as a human science affects our theory of the natural sciences and, therefore, our theory of the unity of the physical and human sciences. The argument proceeds by way of reviewing the effect of the Darwinian contribution regarding teleologism and of post-Darwinian paleonanthropology on the transformation of the primate members of Homo sapiens into societies of historied selves. The strategy provides a novel way of recovering the unity of the (...)
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  48. Noel Carroll (2012). History and the Philosophy of Art. Journal of the Philosophy of History 5 (3):370-382.score: 21.0
    Abstract In this essay I trace the role of history in the philosophy of art from the early twentieth century to the present, beginning with the rejection of history by formalists like Clive Bell. I then attempt to show how the arguments of people like Morris Weitz and Arthur Danto led to a re-appreciation of history by philosophers of art such as Richard Wollheim, Jerrold Levinson, Robert Stecker and others.
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  49. Dudley Shapere (1993). Astronomy and Antirealism. Philosophy of Science 60 (1):134-150.score: 21.0
    Relying on an analysis of the case of gravitational lensing, Hacking argues for a "modest antirealism" in astronomy. It is shown here that neither his scientific arguments nor his philosophical doctrines imply an antirealist conclusion. An alternative, realistic interpretation of gravitational lensing, and of the nature and history of astronomy more generally, is suggested.
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  50. Carl Hammer (2008). Explication, Explanation, and History. History and Theory 47 (2):183–199.score: 21.0
    To date, no satisfactory account of the connection between natural-scientific and historical explanation has been given, and philosophers seem to have largely given up on the problem. This paper is an attempt to resolve this old issue and to sort out and clarify some areas of historical explanation by developing and applying a method that will be called “pragmatic explication” involving the construction of definitions that are justified on pragmatic grounds. Explanations in general can be divided into “dynamic” and “static” (...)
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