• Hypotheses and Perspectives in the History and Philosophy of Science Homage to Alexandre Koyré 1892-1964

    Raffaele Pisano, Joseph Agassi, Daria Drozdova Publisher
    Springer Presentation text
    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, (...)

  • The Dialogue between Sciences, Philosophy and Engineering

    Raffaele Pisano, Michel Fichant, Paolo Bussotti Publisher
    London College Publications Presentation text
    Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz (1646-1716) has a prominent worldwide place in the history of scientific thought, from mathematics, logic, physics to the astronomy and engineering. In 2016, both his birth and death have been commemorated. Given both the influence by Leibniz on Western sciences & philosophies and his polyhedricity scientific activities, this special book (...)

  • Lazare and Sadi Carnot A Scientific and Filial Relationship

    Charles C. Gillispie, Raffaele Pisano
    Springer Presentation text
    Lazare Carnot was the unique example in the history of science of someone who inadvertently owed the scientific recognition he eventually achieved to earlier political prominence. He and his son Sadi produced work that derived from their training as engineering and went largely unnoticed by physicists for a generation or more, even though their respective work introduced concepts that proved (...)

  • Pendulum Clocks in the Seventeenth Century Philosophy

    Dr. Filip Buyse Publisher
    „Vasile Goldiş” University Press Presentation text
    In 1657, Christiaan Huygens (1629-1695) designed his pendulum clock based on the idea of synchronism discovered by his master Galileo (1564-1642). His pendulum clocks were much more adequate than other mechanical clocks. Consequently, as timekeepers, their invention had an enormous impact on the social and professional lives of people. However, they were also applied as metaphors and mechanical (...)