Michael Polanyi and his generation : origins of social construction of science / Mary Jo Nye.
By: Nye, Mary Jo.Material type: BookPublisher: Chicago, Ill. ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2013, c2011Edition: Paperback edition.Description: xxi, 405 pages : illustrations, ports. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 022610317X; 9780226103174.Subject(s): Polanyi, Michael, 1891-1976 -- Influence | Polanyi, Michael, 1891-1976 -- Friends and associates | Jewish scientists -- Hungary -- Intellectual life | Jewish scientists -- Germany -- Intellectual life | Science -- Philosophy -- History -- 20th century | Science -- Social aspects -- History -- 20th century
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Originally published as hardback: 2011.
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
Includes bibliographical references (p.-392) and index.