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  1. Klaus Hentschel & Dieter Hoffmann (eds.) (2014). Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker: Physik - Philosophie - Friedensforschung: Leopoldina-Symposium Vom 20. Bis 22. Juni 2012 in Halle (Saale). [REVIEW] Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften.
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  2. Klaus Hentschel (2012). A History of Optics From Greek Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century. Annals of Science:1-2.
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  3. Klaus Hentschel (2012). DSI: The Stuttgart Database of Scientific Illustrators 1450–1950. Spontaneous Generations 6 (1):182-191.
    The main features of a new online database of scientific illustrators are portrayed. We list illustrators of scientific publications of all genres (especially atlases, articles, textbooks) who were active between 1450 and 1950, thus excluding illuminators of medieval manuscripts as well as illustrators still active. Currently (Sept. 26, 2012), we already have more than 3,461 entries, with particular emphasis on anatomy, dermatology, botany, zoology, mineralogy, astronomy, and general natural history. Access to the database with its 20 search fields is free (...)
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  4. Klaus Hentschel (2012). The Stuttgart Database of Scientific Illustrators 1450–1950: Making the Invisible Hands Visible. Spontaneous Generations: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science 6 (1):182-191.
    The main features of a new online database of scientific illustrators are portrayed. We list illustrators of scientific publications of all genres (especially atlases, articles, textbooks) who were active between 1450 and 1950, thus excluding illuminators of medieval manuscripts as well as illustrators still active. Currently (Sept. 26, 2012), we already have more than 3,461 entries, with particular emphasis on anatomy, dermatology, botany, zoology, mineralogy, astronomy, and general natural history. Access to the database with its 20 search fields is free (...)
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  5. Klaus Hentschel (2009). Aufrecht im Sturm der Zeit. Der Physiker James Franck 1882–1964. Annals of Science 66 (4):578-580.
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  6. Klaus Hentschel (2007). Einstein und seine Exegeten: Inanspruchnahme und Deformation der Relativitätstheorie durch ihre frühen Verteidiger. In Philipp W. Balsiger & Rudolf Kötter (eds.), Die Kultur Moderner Wissenschaft Am Beispiel Albert Einstein. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag. 69.
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  7. Klaus Hentschel (2007). Gauss, Meyerstein and Hanoverian Metrology. Annals of Science 64 (1):41-75.
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  8. Klaus Hentschel (2006). Measurements of Gravitational Redshift Between 1959 and 1971. Annals of Science 53 (3):269-295.
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  9. Klaus Hentschel (2005). Macedonio Melloni Über Strahlende Wärme. NTM International Journal of History and Ethics of Natural Sciences, Technology and Medicine 13 (4):216-237.
    For more than twenty years, Macedonio Melloni (1798–1854) experimented with radiant heat rays. Until 1841 he thought of them as ontologically different from light, but in 1842 he converted to the opposite view according to which they are similar in kind, but only differ in wavelength. In this article I analyze the arguments which induced him to change his interpretation of radiant heat and I describe the instruments with which he arrived at these insights.
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  10. Klaus Hentschel (2004). Review of Frnaklin. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 71 (4):607-610.
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  11. Klaus Hentschel (2003). Der Vergleich AlS Brücke Zwischen Wissenschaftsgeschichte Und Wissenschaftstheorie. Journal for General Philosophy of Science 34 (2):251-275.
    Comparisons as a Bridge between History and Philosophy of Science. Both in history and philosophy of science, comparisons are looked upon with considerable skepticism. A widespread syndrome of casuitis, i.e., the tendency of historians of science to produce extremely narrow and local studies that do not present a case for any broader thesis of interest to philosophers, has widened the gulf between history and philosophy of science.This may be somewhat surprising to sociologists, philosophers, or general,legal and cultural historians, who have (...)
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  12. Klaus Hentschel (2002). Spectroscopic Portraiture. Annals of Science 59 (1):57-82.
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  13. Klaus Hentschel (2002). Why Not One More Imponderable? John William Draper's Tithonic Rays. Foundations of Chemistry 4 (1):5-59.
    This paper reconstructs what may have led the American professorof chemistry andnatural philosophy John William Draper to introduce a new kind ofradiation, whichhe dubbed `Tithonic rays''. After presenting his and earlierempirical findings onthe chemical action of light in Section 3, I analyze his pertinentpapers in Section 4with the aim of identifying the various types of argumentshe raised infavor of this new actinic entity (or more precisely, this newnatural kind of raybesides optical, thermal and perhaps also phosphorogenic rays).From a modernperspective, all (...)
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  14. Klaus Hentschel (1997). The Interplay of Instrumentation, Experiment, and Theory: Patterns Emerging From Case Studies on Solar Redshift, 1890-1960. Philosophy of Science 64 (4):64.
    This paper discusses a series of case studies on observations, experiments, and the theoretical interpretation between 1890 and 1960 of a shift of dark Fraunhofer lines in the solar spectrum. I argue for the use of flow charts to analyze interconnections and to identify sequences of research strategies. Also I advocate using a newly-developed tool called "block diagram" representation of experimental systems as an appropriate method to identify recurrent patterns in the interplay of instrumentation, experiment, and theory in research episodes.
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  15. Klaus Hentschel & Renate Tobies (1996). Friedrich Hund zum 100. Geburtstag. NTM International Journal of History and Ethics of Natural Sciences, Technology and Medicine 4 (1):1-18.
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  16. Klaus Hentschel (1994). Physik, Astronomie und Architektur: der Einstein-Turm als. In Stephen Everson (ed.), Language. Cambridge University Press.
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  17. Klaus Hentschel (1994). Zur Rolle Hans Reichenbachs in den Debatten um die. In Stephen Everson (ed.), Language. Cambridge University Press.
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  18. Klaus Hentschel (1993). The Conversion of St. John: A Case Study on the Interplay of Theory and Experiment. Science in Context 6 (1).
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  19. Klaus Hentschel (1992). Einstein's Attitude Towards Experiments: Testing Relativity Theory 1907–1927. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 23 (4):593-624.
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  20. Klaus Hentschel (1992). Essay Review Einsteinian Fixations. Annals of Science 49:577-583.
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  21. Klaus Hentschel (1992). Grebe/Bachems photometrische Analyse der Linienprofile und die Gravitations-Rotverschiebung: 1919 bis 1922. Annals of Science 49 (1):21-46.
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  22. Klaus Hentschel (1991). Die Vergessene Rezension der “Allgemeinen Erkenntnislehre” Moritz Schlicks Durch Hans Reichenbach-Ein Stück Philosophiegeschichte. Erkenntnis 35 (1-3):11 - 28.
    Despite a renewed interest in the philosophical prehistory of logical empiricism, several texts by prominent figures such as, e.g., Moritz Schlick and Hans Reichenbach, published in non-standard journals, have escaped the notice of scholars. Here, a hitherto virtually unknown but significant review of Moritz Schlick's influential book Allgemeine Erkenntnislehre [1st ed. 1918] written by Hans Reichenbach in 1919/20 is reprinted together with comments about its background and the later development, relying on and citing from the unpublished correspondence between Schlick and (...)
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  23. Klaus Hentschel (1990). Philosophical Interpretations of Relativity Theory: 1910-1930. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1990:169 - 179.
    The paper (given in the section on "Recent work in the History of Philosophy of Science) discusses the method and some of the results of the doctoral dissertation on philosophical interpretations of Einstein's special and general theories of relativity, submitted to the Dept. for History of Science, Univ. of Hamburg, in 1989, also published by Birkhauser, Basel, in 1990. It is claimed that many of the gross oversimplifications, misunderstandings and misinterpretations occurring in more than 2500 texts about the theories of (...)
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  24. Klaus Hentschel (1988). Die Korrespondenz Duhem-Mach: Zur 'Modellbeladenheit' von Wissenschaftsgeschichte. Annals of Science 45 (1):73-91.
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  25. Klaus Hentschel (1986). Die Korrespondenz Einstein-Schlick: Zum Verhältnis der Physik zur Philosophie. Annals of Science 43 (5):475-488.
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  26. Klaus Hentschel (1985). On Feyerabend's Version of 'Mach's Theory of Research and its Relation to Einstein'. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 16 (4):387-394.