Hypotheses and perspectives in the history and philosophy of science: Homage to Alexandre Koyré 1892-1964

Raffaele Pisano, Joseph Agassi, Daria Drozdova

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To commemorate the 50th anniversary of his passing (in 2014), this special book features studies on Alexandre Koyré (1892-1964), one of the most influential historians of science of the 20th century, who re-evaluated prevalent thinking on the history and philosophy of science. In particular, it explores Koyré‘s intellectual matrix and heritage within interdisciplinary fields of historical, epistemological and philosophical scientific thought. Koyré is rightly noted as both a versatile historian on the birth and development of modern science and for his interest in philosophical questions on the nature of scientific knowledge. In the 1940s and 1950s his activities in the United States established a crucial bridge between the European historical tradition of science studies and the American academic environments, and an entire generation of historians of science grew up under his direct influence. The book brings together contributions from leading experts in the field, and offers much-needed insights into the subject from historical, nature of science, and philosophical perspectives. It provides an absorbing and revealing read for historians, philosophers and scientists alike.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHypotheses and Perspectives in the History and Philosophy of Science
Subtitle of host publicationHomage to Alexandre Koyre 1892-1964
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages482
ISBN (Electronic)9783319617121
ISBN (Print)9783319617107
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • Alexander Koyré
  • Astronomy during Renaissance
  • Birth of modern science
  • Dialectic/Individual
  • Discontinuity/continuity
  • Epistemological and philosophical of scientific thought
  • History and Epistemology of birth of modern science
  • Hypotheses and Perspectives within History and Philosophy
  • Influential historians of science of the 20th century
  • Metaphysics/philosophy of science
  • Philosophical speculations
  • Renaissance
  • Scientific revolution
  • The birth of modern science


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