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Raffaele Pisano
Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille
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    A Newtonian Tale Details on Notes and Proofs in Geneva Edition of Newton's Principia.Raffaele Pisano & Paolo Bussotti - 2016 - BSHM-Journal of the British Society for the History of Mathematics:1-19.
    Based on our research regarding the relationship between physics and mathematics in HPS, and recently on Geneva Edition of Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (1739–42) by Thomas Le Seur (1703–70) and François Jacquier (1711–88), in this paper we present some aspects of such Edition: a combination of editorial features and scientific aims. The proof of Proposition XLIII is presented and commented as a case study.
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    A Tale of Tartaglia’s Libro Sesto & La Gionta in Quesiti Et Inventioni Diverse : Exploring the Historical and Cultural Foundations.Raffaele Pisano - 2019 - Foundations of Science 24 (4):1-29.
    Forums, I extensively analysed Tartaglia’s corpus: science of weights, geometry, arithmetic, mathematics and physics–trajectories of the projectiles, fortifications, included its intelligibility science in the military architecture. The latter is exposed in Book VI of the Quesiti et invention diverse. In Quesiti there is La Gionta del sesto libro—a kind of appendix to the Book VI containing drawings of the geometric shape of the Italian fortifications. It is based on Euclidean geometry and other figures where a scale is displayed. The interest—included (...)
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    Conceptual and Mathematical Structures of Mechanical Science in the Western Civilization Around 18th Century.Raffaele Pisano & Danilo Capecchi - 2013 - Almagest 4 (2):86-21.
    One may discuss the role played by mechanical science in the history of scientific ideas, particularly in physics, focusing on the significance of the relationship between physics and mathematics in describing mathematical laws in the context of a scientific theory. In the second Newtonian law of motion, space and time are crucial physical magnitudes in mechanics, but they are also mathematical magnitudes as involved in derivative operations. Above all, if we fail to acknowledge their mathematical meaning, we fail to comprehend (...)
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    Thermodynamic foundations of physical chemistry: reversible processes and thermal equilibrium into the history.Raffaele Pisano, Abdelkader Anakkar, Emilio Marco Pellegrino & Maxime Nagels - 2019 - Foundations of Chemistry 21 (3):297-323.
    In the history of science, the birth of classical chemistry and thermodynamics produced an anomaly within Newtonian mechanical paradigm: force and acceleration were no longer citizens of new cited sciences. Scholars tried to reintroduce them within mechanistic approaches, as the case of the kinetic gas theory. Nevertheless, Thermodynamics, in general, and its Second Law, in particular, gradually affirmed their role of dominant not-reducible cognitive paradigms for various scientific disciplines: more than twenty formulations of Second Law—a sort of indisputable intellectual wealth—are (...)
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    Newton’s Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica "Jesuit" Edition: The Tenor of a Huge Work.Raffaele Pisano & Paolo Bussotti - 2014 - Rendiconti Accademia Dei Lincei Matematica E Applicazioni 25 (4):413-444.
    This paper has the aim to provide a general view of the so called Jesuit Edition (hereafter JE) of Newton’s Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (1739–1742). This edition was conceived to explain all Newton’s methods through an apparatus of notes and commentaries. Every Newton’s proposition is annotated. Because of this, the text – in four volumes – is one of the most important documents to understand Newton’s way of reasoning. This edition is well known, but systematic works on it are still (...)
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    Reading Science, Technology and Education: A Tradition Dating Back to Science Into the History and Historiography.Raffaele Pisano, Rémi Franckowiak & Abdelakader Anakkar - 2017 - Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science 3:77-97.
    In this paper, we present an interdisciplinary discussion on the relations between Science–Technology Education and Culture both historical standpoint and nowadays. The idea that a human mind can produce an intellectual revolution within science and its approaches strongly crossed like a paradigm both in the history of sciences and disciplines–literatures : but what about its social impact and science mission, as well? To describe the impact of the disseminated knowledge is a consequent aim. A case study on energy conceptualization and (...)
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    Historical and Foundational Details on the Method of Infinite Descent: Every Prime Number of the Form 4 N + 1 is the Sum of Two Squares.Paolo Bussotti & Raffaele Pisano - 2020 - Foundations of Science 25 (3):671-702.
    Pierre de Fermat is known as the inventor of modern number theory. He invented–improved many methods useful in this discipline. Fermat often claimed to have proved his most difficult theorems thanks to a method of his own invention: the infinite descent. He wrote of numerous applications of this procedure. Unfortunately, he left only one almost complete demonstration and an outline of another demonstration. The outline concerns the theorem that every prime number of the form 4n + 1 is the sum (...)
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    A Tale of Tartaglia’s Libro Sesto & La Gionta in Quesiti Et Inventioni Diverse : Exploring the Historical and Cultural Foundations.Raffaele Pisano - 2019 - Foundations of Science 24:1-29.
    Forums, I extensively analysed Tartaglia’s corpus: science of weights, geometry, arithmetic, mathematics and physics–trajectories of the projectiles, fortifications, included its intelligibility science in the military architecture. The latter is exposed in Book VI of the Quesiti et invention diverse. In Quesiti there is La Gionta del sesto libro—a kind of appendix to the Book VI containing drawings of the geometric shape of the Italian fortifications. It is based on Euclidean geometry and other figures where a scale is displayed. The interest—included (...)
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    Introduction.Raffaele Pisano & Philippe Vincent - 2018 - Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science 5:3.
    IntroductionMethods and Cognitive Modelling in theHistory and Philosophy of Science–&–Education.
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    On the Jesuit Edition of Newton’s Principia. Science and Advanced Researches in the Western Civilization.Raffaele Pisano & Paolo Bussotti - 2014 - Advances in Historical Studies 3 (1):33-55.
    In this research, we present the most important characteristics of the so called and so much explored Jesuit Edition of Newton’s Philosophi? Naturalis Principia Mathematica edited by Thomas Le Seur and Fran?ois Jacquier in the 1739-1742. The edition, densely annotated by the commentators (the notes and the comments are longer than Newton’s text itself) is a very treasure concerning Newton’s ideas and his heritage, e.g., Newton’s geometry and mathematical physics. Conspicuous pieces of information as to history of physics, history of (...)
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    Historical and Epistemological Reflections on the Culture of Machines Around the Renaissance: How Science and Technique Work?Raffaele Pisano & Paolo Bussotti - 2014 - Acta Baltica Historiae Et Philosophiae Scientiarum 2 (2):20-42.
    This paper is divided into two parts, this being the first one. The second is entitled ‘Historical and Epistemological Reflections on the Culture of Machines around Renaissance: Machines, Machineries and Perpetual Motion’ and will be published in Acta Baltica Historiae et Philosophiae Scientiarum in 2015. Based on our recent studies, we provide here a historical and epistemological feature on the role played by machines and machineries. Ours is an epistemological thesis based on a series of historical examples to show that (...)
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    Thermodynamic Foundations of Physical Chemistry: Reversible Processes and Thermal Equilibrium Into the History.Raffaele Pisano, Abdelkader Anakkar, Emilio Marco Pellegrino & Maxime Nagels - 2019 - Foundations of Chemistry 21 (3):297-323.
    In the history of science, the birth of classical chemistry and thermodynamics produced an anomaly within Newtonian mechanical paradigm: force and acceleration were no longer citizens of new cited sciences. Scholars tried to reintroduce them within mechanistic approaches, as the case of the kinetic gas theory. Nevertheless, Thermodynamics, in general, and its Second Law, in particular, gradually affirmed their role of dominant not-reducible cognitive paradigms for various scientific disciplines: more than twenty formulations of Second Law—a sort of indisputable intellectual wealth—are (...)
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    On Principles In Sadi Carnot’s Theory (1824). Epistemological Reflections.Raffaele Pisano - 2010 - Almagest 2/1:128–179 2 (1):128-179.
    In 1824 Sadi Carnot published Réflexions sur la Puissance Motrice du Feu in which he founded almost the entire thermodynamics theory. Two years after his death, his friend Clapeyron introduced the famous diagram PV for analytically representing the famous Carnot’s cycle: one of the main and crucial ideas presented by Carnot in his booklet. Twenty-five years later, in order to achieve the modern version of the theory, Kelvin and Clausius had to reject the caloric hypothesis, which had influenced a few (...)
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    Historical and Epistemological Reflections on the Culture of Machines Around the Renaissance: Machines, Machineries and Perpetual Motion.Raffaele Pisano & Paolo Bussotti - 2015 - Acta Baltica Historiae Et Philosophiae Scientiarum 3 (1):69-87.
    This paper is the second part of our recent paper ‘Historical and Epistemological Reflections on the Culture of Machines around the Renaissance: How Science and Technique Work’. In the first paper—which discussed some aspects of the relations between science and technology from Antiquity to the Renaissance—we highlighted the differences between the Aristotelian/Euclidean tradition and the Archimedean tradition. We also pointed out the way in which the two traditions were perceived around the Renaissance. The Archimedean tradition is connected with machines: its (...)
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    Fibonacci and the Abacus Schools in Italy. Mathematical Conceptual Streams - Education and its Changing Relationship with Society.Raffaele Pisano & Paolo Bussotti - 2015 - Almagest 6 (2):126-164.
    In this paper we present the relations between mathematics and mathematics education in Italy between the 12th and the 16th century. Since the subject is extremely wide, we will focus on two case-studies to point out some relevant aspects of this phenomenon: 1) Fibonacci’s studies (12th-13th century); 2) Abacus schools. More particularly, Fibonacci, probably the greatest European mathematician of the Middle Ages, made the calculations with Hindu-Arabic digits widely spread in Europe; Abacus schools were also based on the teaching of (...)
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    A Tale of Tartaglia’s Libro Sesto & La Gionta in Quesiti et Inventioni Diverse (1546–1554): Exploring the Historical and Cultural Foundations. [REVIEW]Raffaele Pisano - 2020 - Foundations of Science 25 (2):477-505.
    Forums, I extensively analysed Tartaglia’s corpus: science of weights, geometry, arithmetic, mathematics and physics–trajectories of the projectiles, fortifications, included its intelligibility science in the military architecture. The latter is exposed in Book VI of the Quesiti et invention diverse. In Quesiti there is La Gionta del sesto libro—a kind of appendix to the Book VI containing drawings of the geometric shape of the Italian fortifications. It is based on Euclidean geometry and other figures where a scale is displayed. The interest—included (...)
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    Galileo in Padua: Architecture, Fortifications, Mathematics and “Practical” Science.Raffaele Pisano & Paolo Bussotti - 2015 - Lettera Matematica Pristem International 2 (4):209-222.
    During his stay in Padua ca. 1592–1610, Galileo Galilei (1564–1642) was a lecturer of mathematics at the University of Padua and a tutor to private students of military architecture and fortifications. He carried out these activities at the Academia degli Artisti. At the same time, and in relation to his teaching activities, he began to study the equilibrium of bodies and strength of materials, later better structured and completed in his Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences of 1638. This paper examines (...)
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    Interview: Joseph Agassi.Mauro L. Condé, Raffaele Pisano & Michael Segre - 2016 - Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science 1:116.
    Joseph Agassi is an Israeli scholar born in Jerusalem on May 7, 1927. He has many books and articles published contributing to the fields of logic, scientific method, foundations of sciences, epistemology and, most importantly for this Journal, in the historiography of science. He studied with Karl Popper, who was definitely his biggest influence. He taught around the world in different universities. He currently lives in Herzliya, Israel. For his important contribution to the historiography of science, we chose to open (...)
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    Conceptual polymorphism of entropy into the history: extensions of the second law of thermodynamics towards statistical physics and chemistry during nineteenth–twentieth centuries.Raffaele Pisano, Emilio Marco Pellegrino, Abdelkader Anakkar & Maxime Nagels - forthcoming - Foundations of Chemistry:1-42.
    After the birth of thermodynamics’ second principle—outlined in Carnot's Réflexions sur la puissance motrice du feu —several studies provided new arguments in the field. Mainly, they concerned the thermodynamics’ first principle—including energy conceptualisation—, the analytical aspects of the heat propagation, the statistical aspects of the mechanical theory of heat. In other words, the second half of nineteenth century was marked by an intense interdisciplinary research activity between physics and chemistry: new disciplines applied to the heat developed in the form of (...)
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    Essay on Machines in General (1786) Text, Translations and Commentaries. Lazare Carnot's Mechanics - Volume 1.Raffaele Pisano, Jennifer Coopersmith & Murray Peake - 2020 - Springer.
    This book offers insights relevant to modern history and epistemology of physics, mathematics and, indeed, to all the sciences and engineering disciplines emerging of 19th century. This research volume is the first of a set of three Springer books on Lazare Nicolas Marguérite Carnot’s (1753–1823) remarkable work: Essay on Machines in General (Essai sur les machines en général [1783] 1786). The other two forthcoming volumes are: Principes fondamentaux de l’équilibre et du mouvement (1803) and Géométrie de position (1803). Lazare Carnot (...)
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    European Society for the History of Science.Raffaele Pisano & M. Rosa Massa-Esteve - 2011 - Centaurus 53 (3):253-254.
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    European Society for the History of Science.Raffaele Pisano - 2011 - Centaurus 53 (4):346-347.
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    European Society for the History of Science.Raffaele Pisano - 2012 - Centaurus 54 (2):202-203.
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    European Society for the History of Science.Raffaele Pisano - 2012 - Centaurus 54 (4):330-331.
  25. Hypotheses and Perspectives in the History and Philosophy of Science: Homage to Alexandre Koyré 1892-1964.Raffaele Pisano, Joseph Agassi & Daria Drozdova (eds.) - 2018 - Springer Verlag.
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    Honorè Fabri and the Concept of Impetus: A Bridge Between Conceptual Frameworks. [REVIEW]Raffaele Pisano - 2014 - Annals of Science 71 (2):1-2.
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    Historical Foundations of Physics & Applied Technology as Dynamic Frameworks in Pre-Service STEM.Raffaele Pisano, Philippe Vincent, Kosta Dolenc & Mateja Ploj Virtič - 2020 - Foundations of Science 1 (1):1-30.
    In recent decades, the development of sciences and technologies had a significant impact in society. This impact has been object of analysis from several standpoints, i.e., scientific, communication, historical and anthropological. Consequently, serious changes were required by the society. One of these has been the emerging relationship science in society and its foundations of applied sciences. A related foundational challenging is the educational process, which was and still is an unlimited challenge for teachers and professors: i.e., levels of understanding, curricula, (...)
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    History of Virtual Work Laws. A History of Mechanics Prospective.Raffaele Pisano - 2014 - Annals of Science 71 (3):1-2.
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  29. Introduction. 1564-2014. Homage to Galileo Galilei.Raffaele Pisano & Paolo Bussotti - 2017 - Philosophia Scientae 21:7-15.
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    Introduction to IDTC Special Issue: Joule's Bicentenary History of Science, Foundations and Nature of Science.Raffaele Pisano, Paulo Mauricio & Philippe Vincent - 2020 - Foundations of Science 2 (25):1-21.
    James Prescott Joule’s (1818–1889) bicentenary took place in 2018 and commemorated by the IDTC with a Symposium—‘James Joule’s Bicentenary: Scientific and Pedagogical Issues Concerning Energy Conservation’—at the European Society for the History of Science (ESHS & BSHS), 14th–17th September, 2018, in London. This symposium had three main objectives: It aimed specifically to celebrate James Joule’s achievements considering the most recent historiographical works with a particular focus on the principle of conservation of energy; It served the purpose of discussing the scientific (...)
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    Machines, Machineries and Perpetual Motion: Historical and Epistemological Reflections on the Culture of Machines Around the Renaissance.Raffaele Pisano & Paolo Bussotti - 2015 - Acta Baltica Historiae Et Philosophiae s Cientiarum 3 (1):69-87.
    This paper is the second part of our recent paper ‘Historical and Epistemological Reflections on the Culture of machines around the renaissance: How s cience and t echnique Work’ (Pisano & Bussotti 2014a). In the first paper—which discussed some aspects of the relations between science and technology from Antiquity to the Renaissance—we highlighted the differences between the Aristotelian/Euclidean tradition and the Archimedean tradition. We also pointed out the way in which the two traditions were perceived around the r enaissance. t (...)
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    Pathological Illustrations Between the Sixteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. [REVIEW]Raffaele Pisano - 2019 - Metascience (4):1-3.
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    Pathological Illustrations Between the Sixteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.Raffaele Pisano - 2020 - Metascience 29 (1):99-101.
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    Pathological Illustrations Between the Sixteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.Raffaele Pisano - 2020 - Metascience 29 (1):99-101.
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    Pathological Illustrations Between the Sixteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: Domenico Bertoloni Meli: Visualizing Disease: The Art and History of Pathological Illustrations. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2018, Pp Xvi + 294, US$55 HB. [REVIEW]Raffaele Pisano - 2020 - Metascience 29 (1):99-101.
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    Robert Fox, Science Without Frontiers: Cosmopolitanism and National Interests in the World of Learning, 1870–1940. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2016, Pp. 168. ISBN 978-0-87071-867-0. $22.95. [REVIEW]Raffaele Pisano - 2017 - British Journal for the History of Science 50 (4):735-736.
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    Reflections on the History of Science and the Modern University: Michael Segre: Higher Education and the Growth of Knowledge: A Historical Outline of Aims and Tensions. New York: Routledge, 2015, 238 Pp, £36.99 PB.Raffaele Pisano - 2020 - Metascience 29 (2):245-247.
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    Stephen Gaukroger, The Natural and the Human: Science and the Shaping of Modernity 1739–1841. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. Pp. 416. ISBN 978-0-19-875763-4. £30.00. [REVIEW]Raffaele Pisano - 2016 - British Journal for the History of Science 49 (3):488-490.
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    Seventeen lectures in the history of physics: Salvo D’Agostino: Letture di storia della fisica. Da Galileo ad Einstein. Berlin: EAI, 2018, 75pp, $27 PB.Raffaele Pisano - 2021 - Metascience 30 (2):207-210.
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    The Algebra Between History and Education. [REVIEW]Raffaele Pisano - 2016 - Metascience (2):1-5.
    ‘‘What Is Algebra?-Why This Book?’’ This is the amazing prelude to Taming the Unknown by Victor J. Katz, emeritus professor of mathematics at the University of the District of Columbia and Karen Hunger Parshall, professor of history of mathematics at the University of Virginia. This is an excellent book; its accurate historical and pedagogical purpose offers an accessible read for historians and mathematicians. [continue...].
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    The Algebra Between History and Education: Victor J. Katz and Karen Hunger Parshall: Taming the Unknown. History of Algebra From Antiquity to the Early Twentieth Century. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014, Xiii + 485 Pp, $49.50. [REVIEW]Raffaele Pisano - 2016 - Metascience 25 (2):237-241.
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    The English Galileo: Thomas Harriot's Work on Motion as an Example of Preclassical Mechanics. Volume 1: The Interpretation. Volume 2: Sources. [REVIEW]Raffaele Pisano - 2013 - Annals of Science 70 (4):1-3.
    This is a book review-article. No abstract is required by me.
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    Tunnel Visions: The Rise and Fall of the Superconducting Super Collider - by Michael Riordan, Lillian Hoddeson and Adrienne W. Kolb.Raffaele Pisano - 2015 - Centaurus 57 (4):271-273.
    Michael Riordan, Lillian Hoddeson and Adrienne W. Kolb, Tunnel Visions: The Rise and Fall of the Superconducting Super Collider (Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2015), xiii+448 pp.
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