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    Thematic Origins of Scientific Thought: Kepler to Einstein.Gerald Holton - 1974 - Philosophy of Science 41 (4):415-418.
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  2. The Scientific Imagination: Case Studies.Gerald Holton - 1978 - Cambridge University Press.
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    The Advancement of Science, and its Burdens: The Jefferson Lecture and Other Essays.Gerald James Holton - 1986 - Cambridge University.
    In this book Professor Holton continues his analysis of how modem science works and what its influences are on our world, with particular emphasis on the role of the thematic elements - those often unconscious presuppositions that guide scientific work to success or failure. The foundation of the book is provided by the author's research on the work of Albert Einstein, which is then contrasted with other styles of research in the advancement of science. The author deals directly with the (...)
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    Einstein, Michelson, and the "Crucial" Experiment.Gerald Holton - 1969 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 60:132-197.
  5. Introduction.Gerald Holton - 2006 - Social Research: An International Quarterly 73 (3):733-736.
     
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    The Scientific Imagination: With a New Introduction.Gerald James Holton - 1978 - Harvard University Press.
    In this book Gerald Holton takes an opposing view, illuminating the ways in which the imagination of the scientist functions early in the formation of a new ...
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    The Project Physics Course, Then and Now.Gerald Holton - 2003 - Science and Education: Academic Journal of Ushynsky University 12 (8):779-786.
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    The Neglected Mandate: Teaching Science as Part of Our Culture.Gerald Holton - 2014 - Science & Education 23 (9):1875-1877.
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    Science and Anti-Science.Gerald James Holton - 1993 - Harvard University Press.
    This book examines these questions not in the abstract but shows their historic roots and the answers emerging from the scientific and political controversies ...
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  10. The Role of Themata in Science.Gerald Holton - 1996 - Foundations of Physics 26 (4):453-465.
    Since the 1960s. thematic analysis has been introduced as a new tool for understanding the success or the failure of individual scientific research projects, particularly in their early stages. Specific examples are given, as well as indications of the prevalence of themata in areas beyond the natural sciences.
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  11. The Scientific Imagination: Case Studies.Gerald Holton - 1980 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 31 (2):193-195.
     
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    Philipp Frank at Harvard University: His Work and His Influence.Gerald Holton - 2006 - Synthese 153 (2):297-311.
    The physicist–philosopher Philipp Frank’s work and influence, especially during his last three decades, when he found a refuge and a position in America, deserve more discussion than has been the case so far. In what follows, I hope I may call him Philipp – having been first a graduate student in one of his courses at Harvard University, then his teaching assistant sharing his offices, then for many years his colleague and friend in the same Physics Department, and finally, doing (...)
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    The Advancement of Science, and Its Burdens.Gerald Holton - 1989 - Philosophy of Science 56 (3):536-537.
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    Ernst Mach and the Fortunes of Positivism in America.Gerald Holton - 1992 - Isis 83 (1):27-60.
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  15. What Historians of Science and Science Educators Can Do for One Another.Gerald Holton - 2003 - Science & Education 12 (7):603-616.
     
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    Einstein, Michelson, and the "Crucial" Experiment.Gerald Holton - 1969 - Isis 60 (2):133-197.
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    Gerald Holton, Review of Einstein and Religion: Physics and Theology by Max Jammer. [REVIEW]Gerald Holton - 2000 - Philosophy of Science 67 (3):530-533.
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    The Rise of Postmodernisms and the "End of Science".Gerald Holton - 2000 - Journal of the History of Ideas 61 (2):327-341.
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  19. Michael Polanyi and the History of Science.Gerald Holton - 1992 - Tradition and Discovery 19 (1):16-30.
    This essay is a study of Polanyi’s career as scientist and philosopher from the point of view of the history of science, starting with the first step in his academic career helped by an intervention of Albert Einstein. Polanyi’s ideas are better understood if placed against the background of then-fashionable philosophical movements, including logical positivism, and his disagreement with Bukharin in 1935. The essay studies the sources and ambitions of Polanyi’s notion of the tacit dimension, his attitude to evolution and (...)
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  20. Ernst Mach and the Fortunes of Positivism in America.Gerald Holton - 1992 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 83:27-60.
     
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    10. Metaphors in Science and Education.Gerald Holton - 1995 - In Zdravko Radman (ed.), From a Metaphorical Point of View: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Cognitive Content of Metaphor. De Gruyter. pp. 259-288.
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    The Project Physics Course, Then and Now.Gerald Holton - 2003 - Science & Education 12 (8):779-786.
  23. The Physicists: Reshaping a ProfessionThe Physicists: The History of a Scientific Community in Modern America.Gerald Holton & Daniel J. Kevles - 1978 - Hastings Center Report 8 (3):42.
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    I.2 Comments on Professor Harold Garfinkel's Paper.Gerald Holton - 1981 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 11 (2):159-161.
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    Candor and Integrity in Science.Gerald Holton - 2005 - Synthese 145 (2):277-294.
    In the pursuit of researches and in the reporting of their results, the individual scientist as well as the community of fellow professionals rely implicitly on the researcher embracing the habit of truthfulness, a main pillar of the ethos of science. Failure to adhere to the twin imperatives of candor and integrity will be adjudged intolerable and, by virtue of science’s self-policing mechanisms, rendered the exception to the rule. Yet both as philosophical concepts and in practice, candor and integrity are (...)
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    From the Vienna Circle to Harvard Square: The Americanization of a European World Conception.Gerald Holton - 1993 - Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook 1:47-73.
    In the rise of modern scientific philosophy, one can distinguish four general periods. Its early phase is part of the intellectual history of 19th-century Austria-Hungary. Second, we find it reaching its self-confident form in the 1920s and early ‘30s, chiefly in the collaborative achievements of the Vienna Circle and its analogous groups in Prague, Berlin, Lwow and Warsaw. Third is the period of its further growth and accommodation during the period roughly from the late 1930s to about 1960, especially in (...)
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    On the Vienna Circle in Exile: An Eyewitness Report.Gerald Holton - 1995 - Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook 3:269-292.
    During its most vigorous period, the Vienna Circle movement was, by and large, kept rather marginal by the political and academic forces in its European home; they tended to see it as a dangerous search, in the Enlightenment tradition, for a world conception that would be free from metaphysical illusions, free from the kind of clericalism that had a strangle-hold on state and university, and free from the romantic madness of the rising fascist ideology. The wonder, in fact, is that (...)
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    Limits of Scientific Inquiry.Gerald Holton & Robert S. Morison - 1984 - Philosophy of Science 51 (3):522-525.
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    George Sarton, His Isis, and the Aftermath.Gerald Holton - 2009 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 100:79-88.
  30. George Sarton, His Isis, and the Aftermath.Gerald Holton - 2009 - Isis 100 (1):79-88.
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    The Laboratory of the Mind: Thought Experiments in the Natural Sciences by James Robert Brown. [REVIEW]Gerald Holton - 1993 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 84:836-838.
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    B.F. Skinner and P.W. Bridgman: The Frustration of a Wahlverwandtschaft.Gerald Holton - 2001 - Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook 9:335-346.
    The psychologist-philosopher B.F. Skinner and the physicist-philosopher P.W. Bridgman, both dedicated empiricists, initially entered into an intellectual relationship that seemed destined to be warm and fruitful. Yet, it ended up unfulfilled. Since I am now perhaps one of the few who knew both men as colleagues for many years, I might be able to throw some unique light on their interaction, and on what I consider to be one of the missed opportunities in the history of ideas.
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  33. Johannes Kepler: A Case Study on the Interaction of Science, Metaphysics, and Theology.Gerald Holton - 1956 - Philosophical Forum 14:21.
     
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    Do Life Processes Transcend Physics and Chemistry?Gerald Holton - 1968 - Zygon 3 (4):442-472.
  35. Thematic Presuppositions and the Direction of Scientific Advance.Gerald Holton - 1981 - In A. F. Heath (ed.), Scientific Explanation: Papers Based on Herbert Spencer Lectures Given in the University of Oxford. Clarendon Press.
     
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    Philipp Frank and the Wiener Kreis: From Vienna to Exile in the USA.Gerald Holton - 2017 - Studies in East European Thought 69 (3):207-213.
    Based on texts and personal recollections, the paper discusses the origins and roots of Philipp Frank’s philosophy of science as it was developed in Eastern Europe and later institutionalized in the United States. It takes into account the influence of Abel Rey and V. I. Lenin, considering the idea of the “bankruptcy of science.”.
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    Striking Gold in Science: Fermi's Group and the Recapture of Italy's Place in Physics. [REVIEW]Gerald Holton - 1974 - Minerva 12 (2):159-198.
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    A Heuristic Model for the Growth Process of Modern Physical Science.Gerald Holton - 1955 - Synthese 10 (1):190 - 202.
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    On Unity and Disunity in the Sciences: Variations of Ancient Themata.Gerald Holton - 2010 - Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook 14:245-262.
    I feel honored to be asked to speak at this university where so many ground-breaking scientists and philosophers were students or teaching, spreading their message world wide and I am especially glad to have been asked to come by the Institut Wiener Kreis, of which I am proud to be a member, and whose splendid work for two decades and to this day is being carried out vigorously under Professor Stadler and his colleagues. Through that, a bright flame is being (...)
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    Scientific Optimism and Societal Concerns.Gerald Holton - 1975 - Hastings Center Report 5 (6):39-47.
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    Theories of the Universe From Babylonian Myth to Modern Science by Milton K. Munitz. [REVIEW]Gerald Holton - 1959 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 50:160-161.
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    Theories of the Universe From Babylonian Myth to Modern Science. Milton K. Munitz.Gerald Holton - 1959 - Isis 50 (2):160-161.
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    Principles and Applications of Physics. Otto Blüh, Joseph Denison Elder.Gerald Holton - 1956 - Isis 47 (4):431-433.
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    Space, Time and Creation. Philosophical Aspects of Scientific CosmologyMilton K. Munitz.Gerald Holton - 1959 - Isis 50 (2):159-160.
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    The Curious History of Relativity: How Einstein’s Theory of Gravity Was Lost and Found Again. [REVIEW]Gerald Holton - 2007 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 98:643-644.
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    The Formation of the American Physics Community in the 1920s and the Coming of Albert Einstein.Gerald Holton - 1981 - Minerva 19 (4):569-581.
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    In Memory of Philipp Frank.Gerald Holton, Edwin C. Kemble, W. V. Quine, S. S. Stevens & Morton G. White - 1968 - Philosophy of Science 35 (1):1-5.
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    Eloge: Bern Dibner, 1878-1988.Gerald Holton & S. S. Schweber - 1988 - Isis 79 (3):475-477.
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    Space, Time and Creation. Philosophical Aspects of Scientific Cosmology by Milton K. Munitz. [REVIEW]Gerald Holton - 1959 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 50:159-160.
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    Jean Eisenstaedt.The Curious History of Relativity: How Einstein’s Theory of Gravity Was Lost and Found Again. Translated by Arturo Sangalli. Ix + 363 Pp., Illus., Bibl., Index. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2006. $29.95. [REVIEW]Gerald Holton - 2007 - Isis 98 (3):643-644.
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