Yehuda Elkana (1934–2012).

Leo Corry, Moritz Epple, Orna Harari, Alexandre Métraux, Jürgen Renn

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We mourn the loss of Yehuda Elkana, founding editor of this journal. Setting science in context was a mission of his life. For him this did not mean to relativize and historicize science to the point where it is no longer distinguishable as central to the human quest for knowledge. Rather, an understanding of science as being rooted in social, material, and cultural contexts was for him the key to its central role for solving the problems of humanity with which he was so deeply concerned.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-2
Number of pages2
JournalScience in Context
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2013


  • Periodical editors
  • Historians of science
  • Elkana, Yehuda


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