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The Resource Epistemic Virtues in the Sciences and the Humanities, edited by Jeroen van Dongen, Herman Paul, (electronic resource)

Epistemic Virtues in the Sciences and the Humanities, edited by Jeroen van Dongen, Herman Paul, (electronic resource)

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Epistemic Virtues in the Sciences and the Humanities
Title
Epistemic Virtues in the Sciences and the Humanities
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jeroen van Dongen, Herman Paul
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Language
eng
Summary
This book explores how physicists, astronomers, chemists, and historians in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries employed ‘epistemic virtues’ such as accuracy, objectivity, and intellectual courage. In doing so, it takes the first step in providing an integrated history of the sciences and humanities. It assists in addressing such questions as: What kind of perspective would enable us to compare organic chemists in their labs with paleographers in the Vatican Archives, or anthropologists on a field trip with mathematicians poring over their formulas? While the concept of epistemic virtues has previously been discussed, primarily in the contexts of the history and philosophy of science, this volume is the first to enlist the concept in bridging the gap between the histories of the sciences and the humanities. Chapters research whether epistemic virtues can serve as a tool to transcend the institutional disciplinary boundaries and thus help to attain a ‘po st-disciplinary’ historiography of modern knowledge. Readers will gain a contextualization of epistemic virtues in time and space as the book shows that scholars themselves often spoke in terms of virtue and vice about their tasks and accomplishments. This collection of essays opens up new perspectives on questions, discourses, and practices shared across the disciplines, even at a time when the neo-Kantian distinction between sciences and humanities enjoyed its greatest authority. Scholars including historians of science and of the humanities, intellectual historians, virtue epistemologists, and philosophers of science will all find this book of particular interest and value.--
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  • van Dongen, Jeroen
  • Paul, Herman
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  • Springer eBooks
  • Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science,
Series volume
321
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  • History
  • Historiography
  • Intellectual life
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
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Epistemic Virtues in the Sciences and the Humanities, edited by Jeroen van Dongen, Herman Paul, (electronic resource)
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Contents
Introduction (Jeroen van Dongen) -- 1. Confidence, Humility, and Virtue in Nineteenth Century Philosophies (Ian James Kidd) -- 2. The Rise of Objectivity: Epistemic Virtues and Social Change in the Nineteenth-Century Netherlands (Ad Maas) -- 3. The Scientific Imagination in Britain around 1900 (Léjon Saarloos) -- 4. The Documentalist and the Adventurer: Epistemic Virtues in Interwar Nature Protection (Raf de Bont) -- 5. Religious and Scientific Virtues: Maxwell, Eddington, and Overcoming Obstacles (Matt Stanley) -- 6. ‘Broken Symmetry’: Physics, Aesthetics, and Moral Virtue in Nuclear Age America (Jessica Wang) -- 7. Left Radicalism and the Milky Way: Connecting the Socialist and Scientific Virtues of Anton Pannekoek (Chaokang Tai) -- 8. The Portraits of Hermann von Holst: Character and Virtue in the Historical Discipline around 1900 (Kasper Risbjerg Eskildsen) -- 9. Weber, Wöhler, and Waitz: Virtue Language in Late Nineteenth-Century Physics, Chemistry, and History (Herman Paul) -- 10. A Virtuous Theorist’s Theoretical Virtues: Einstein on Physics versus Mathematics and Experience versus Unification (Jeroen van Dongen) -- 11. How Interactions between Humanities and Science Shed New Light on Shared Epistemic Virtues (Rens Bod)
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978-3-319-48893-6
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1 online resource (VI, 198 pages)
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Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9783319488936
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10.1007/978-3-319-48893-6
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3 illustrations
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remote
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(OCoLC)1015215569
Label
Epistemic Virtues in the Sciences and the Humanities, edited by Jeroen van Dongen, Herman Paul, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48893-6
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction (Jeroen van Dongen) -- 1. Confidence, Humility, and Virtue in Nineteenth Century Philosophies (Ian James Kidd) -- 2. The Rise of Objectivity: Epistemic Virtues and Social Change in the Nineteenth-Century Netherlands (Ad Maas) -- 3. The Scientific Imagination in Britain around 1900 (Léjon Saarloos) -- 4. The Documentalist and the Adventurer: Epistemic Virtues in Interwar Nature Protection (Raf de Bont) -- 5. Religious and Scientific Virtues: Maxwell, Eddington, and Overcoming Obstacles (Matt Stanley) -- 6. ‘Broken Symmetry’: Physics, Aesthetics, and Moral Virtue in Nuclear Age America (Jessica Wang) -- 7. Left Radicalism and the Milky Way: Connecting the Socialist and Scientific Virtues of Anton Pannekoek (Chaokang Tai) -- 8. The Portraits of Hermann von Holst: Character and Virtue in the Historical Discipline around 1900 (Kasper Risbjerg Eskildsen) -- 9. Weber, Wöhler, and Waitz: Virtue Language in Late Nineteenth-Century Physics, Chemistry, and History (Herman Paul) -- 10. A Virtuous Theorist’s Theoretical Virtues: Einstein on Physics versus Mathematics and Experience versus Unification (Jeroen van Dongen) -- 11. How Interactions between Humanities and Science Shed New Light on Shared Epistemic Virtues (Rens Bod)
Control code
978-3-319-48893-6
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (VI, 198 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783319488936
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-48893-6
Other physical details
3 illustrations
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1015215569

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