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    “My Work is My Hobby”: An Obituary of Brazilian Philosopher Anna Carolina Krebs Pereira Regner.Luiz Abrahão - 2020 - Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science 9.
    An Obituary of Anna Carolina Krebs Pereira Regner.
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    Development of the Theory of the Functions of Real Variables in the First Decades of the Twentieth Century.Loredana Biacino - 2020 - Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science 9.
    In the evolution of the concept of a real function of a real variable at the beginning of the twentieth century is outlined, reporting the discussions and the polemics, in which some young French mathematicians of those years as Baire, Borel and Lebesgue were involved, about what had to be considered a genuine real function. In this paper a technical survey of the arising function and measure theory is given with a particular regard to the contribution of the Italian mathematicians (...)
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    Translations, Betrayals and Controversies in the Articulation of The Uncertainty Principle: Potentialities and Challenges of a Symmetrical History of Physics.Nathan Willig Lima, Gabriela Gomes Rosa & Miguel Rocha Bento - 2020 - Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science 9.
    In this paper, we discuss the potentialities and challenges of historical approaches related to the Symmetrical Anthropology proposed by Bruno Latour and collaborators. To accomplish this goal, first, we provide a brief account about how Sociology and Anthropology of Science evolved, stressing how these different movements correlate with historiographical approaches. Second, we introduce the metaphysical scheme of Symmetrical Anthropology and discuss which characteristics a historical narrative should have to be consistent with this world vision. Third, we briefly describe the articulation (...)
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    Pierre Monbeig and the Formation of Geography in Brazil (1925-1957): Geohistory of Knowledge, Intellectual History and the Insertion of Brazilian Geography Into the World-Science. [REVIEW]Larissa Alves de Lira - 2020 - Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science 9.
    This paper aims to present the exemplarity of an intellectual meeting between a French intellectual, trained in history and geography at the Sorbonne, France, and the “Brazilian terrain”. From his training to his work as a university professor in Brazil, what I want to characterize is a transnational intellectual context in the domain of the history of science, using geographical reasoning as a reference. However, before becoming aware of these intellectual processes, it should be said that at the base of (...)
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    A Conceptual History of Neoliberalism.Marcelo Augusto Parrillo Rizzo - 2020 - Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science 9.
    Book Review OLSEN, Niklas. The Sovereign Consumer – A New Intellectual History of Neoliberalism. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. ISBN: 978-3-319-89583-3 – 77,97 €.
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    The Emerging Research Field of Sustainability Transitions: An Evolutionist Perspective on Scientific Advance.Victo José da Silva Neto - 2020 - Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science 9.
    The main goal of this article is to understand the process of formation of the sustainability transitions research field. The working hypothesis of this article states that the field arises through a process of speciation: gradual differentiation, from an older and already established research field. This exercise is useful both as a first approximation into the history of ST thought and as a means to assess the explanatory potential of different approaches towards scientific advance. Our proxy to investigate the evolution (...)
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    Carlos Alvarez Maia (1945-2019), A Present Historian.Gabriel Da Costa Ávila - 2020 - Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science 8:148.
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    Historiography of Science in Pandemic Times.Mauro L. Condé - 2020 - Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science 8:1.
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    Power Relations in Science: The Bohr and Wheeler-Everett Dialogue on the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.Fábio Freitas, Olival Freire Jr & Iolanda Faria - 2020 - Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science 8:26.
    Pierre Bourdieu challenged the notions of science when he presented it as a field of peers competing for the monopoly of scientific authority. As scientific capital equals power, science disputes become disputes for power. Yet, simultaneously, those disputes occur within the internal logic and language of the scientific field. In this article, we present those ideas and examine a case study within the history of quantum mechanics, a dispute inside the ongoing controversy about the foundations of quantum mechanics. We present (...)
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    Guest Editors’ Introduction.Ivã Gurgel & Thiago Hartz - 2020 - Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science 8:3.
    Special Issue – Historiography of Physics.
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    The Writing of the History of Science From the Notion of Scientific Field.Ivã Gurgel & Graciella Watanabe - 2020 - Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science 8:41.
    Does science depend on its historical context? Does understanding science as a social construction demand us to abandon rationalist perspectives of knowledge? Based on these issues, this article aims to discuss epistemological questions concerning the problem of the historicity of sciences. In first part, we analyze how different philosophical systems conceptualize this problem and point out to tensions that emerge when one tries to reconcile a rationalist with a historicist perspective of knowledge. Then, we discuss the sociological epistemology of Pierre (...)
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    Boltzmann and the Heuristics of Representation in Statistical Mechanics.Cássio C. Laranjeiras, Jojomar Lucena & José R. N. Chiappin - 2020 - Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science 8:72.
    Boltzmann’s work in physics has been studied almost always opposing a strictly mechanical approach of the 2nd law of thermodynamics – attributed to his first works in kinetic – molecular gas theory – to a probabilistic approach, built and developed in his later works. The analysis of the use of these different approaches covers a spectrum of positions ranging from the recognition of an intrinsic incoherence to Boltzmann’s thinking, go through a radical change in the development of his work, until (...)
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    Science in History: Why Ernest Coumet [Did Not] Free Us From Alexandre Koyré’s Heritage.Hallhane Machado - 2020 - Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science 8:125.
    In 1987, Ernest Coumet highlighted the presence of a “scientific revolution” in Alexandre Koyré’s works. When and where did the destruction of the Cosmos and the geometrization of space materialize in the authors she studied? In what work do we find the “revolution” for which Koyré is so well known? From unknown texts, at least in 1987, Coumet pointed out concordances between Koyré’s philosophy of historical knowledge and that of Raymond Aron – of Weberian inspiration – affirming Koyré’s famous concept (...)
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    Interview: Antonio Augusto Passos Videira.Antonio Augusto Passos Videira, Ivã Gurgel & Heráclio Tavares - 2020 - Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science 8:108.
    Interview: Antonio Augusto Passos VideiraInterviewed by Ivã Gurgel and Heráclio Tavares.
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    Wittgenstein: Physics and Philosophy.Eduardo Simões - 2020 - Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science 8:93.
    The purpose of this article is to fill an interpretive gap in L. Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus in what has been overlooked by most scholars of the Austrian philosopher. It is the consideration of the possible influences that he would have suffered from the time of Mechanical Engineering studies and that reflected directly in his philosophy, especially those arising from the field of Physics. Due to the extensive restrictions that involve a scientific article, it will not be possible to present here (...)
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    Considerations About the Origins of French Style in History of Sciences.Caio Souto - 2020 - Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science 8:134.
    This paper aims to reconstruct some steps of the emergence and consolidation of the so-called French style in the history of sciences, from the perspective of Georges Canguilhem, one of its main exponents. It begins with a brief characterization of this style, then seeks the moments in Canguilhem’s work in which he defines the more significant contributions of certain authors to the development of this style. First, Fontenelle’s critique of Cartesian thought; after Comte and Claude Bernard, passing by Montpellier School (...)
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    The Roles of Mathematics in the History of Science: The Mathematization Thesis.Ciro Tomazella Ferreira & Cibelle Celestino Silva - 2020 - Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science 8:6.
    In this paper, we present an analysis of the evolution of the history of science as a discipline focusing on the role of the mathematization of nature as a historiographical perspective. Our study is centered in the mathematization thesis, which considers the rise of a mathematical approach of nature in the 17th century as being the most relevant event for scientific development. We begin discussing Edmund Husserl whose work, despite being mainly philosophical, is relevant for having affected the emergence of (...)
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    The Leibniz-Clarke Correspondence as a Case Study for the Historiography of Physics.Matt Waldschlagel - 2020 - Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science 8:59.
    This paper examines an important episode in the history of early modern physics – the Leibniz-Clarke correspondence of 1715-16, an exchange that occurred at the intersection of physics, metaphysics and theology – before turning to questions of interpretation in the historiography of physics. Samuel Clarke, a disciple of Isaac Newton, engaged in a dispute over Newton’s commitment to absolute space and absolute time with Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, who criticized Newton’s views and advanced a rival account. I clarify the positions at (...)
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