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Nye, Mary Jo
Michael Polanyi and his generation : origins of the social construction of science / Mary Jo Nye
Alternate Title Origins of the social construction of science
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  B945.P584 N94 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject Polanyi, Michael, 1891-1976 -- Influence
Polanyi, Michael, 1891-1976 -- Friends and associates
Subject(s) Jewish scientists -- Hungary -- Intellectual life
Jewish scientists -- Germany -- Intellectual life
Science -- Philosophy -- History -- 20th century
Science -- Social aspects
Physical Description xxi, 405 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 355-392) and index
Contents Scientific culture in Europe and the refugee generation -- Germany and Weimar Berlin as the City of Science -- Origins of a social perspective: doing physical chemistry in Weimar Berlin -- Chemical dynamics and social dynamics in Berlin and Manchester -- Liberalism and the economic foundations of the "Republic of Science" -- Scientific freedom and the social functions of science -- Political foundations of the philosophies of science of Popper, Kuhn, and Polanyi -- Personal knowledge: argument, audiences, and sociological engagement -- Epilogue: SSK, scientific constructivism, and the paradoxical legacy of Polanyi and the 1930s generation

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