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Science studies during the Cold War and beyond : paradigms defected / Elena Aronova, Simone Turchetti, editors.

Contributor(s): Aronova, E. A. (Elena Aleksandrovna) [editor] | Turchetti, Simone [editor] | Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald [host institution.] | Politics and Context of Science Studies during the Cold War and Beyond (Conference) (2012 : Greifswald, Germany).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Palgrave studies in the history of science and technology: Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan c2016Description: xiii, 328 pages ; 22 centimetres.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781137578167 (hbk); 1137578165 (hbk).Subject(s): Science -- History -- 20th century | Science and state -- History -- 20th century | World politics -- 1945-1989
Contents:
Preface; Contents; List of Contributors; Chapter 1: Introduction: Science Studies in East and West-Incommensurable Paradigms?; The Volume's Outline; The East and the West: Interconnections and Dialogues; Notes; Part I: Science Studies in the "West"; Chapter 2: Telegrams and Paradigms: On Cold War Geopolitics and The Structure of Scientific Revolutions; The Long Telegram; The X Article; Conant, Kennan, and the Logic of Containment; National Security Council Report 68; The Kennan-Conant Consensus; The Russian Research Center; A Russian Research Center in Every Neighborhood
The Promise (and Problems) of Paradigms Notes; Chapter 3: "What's So Great About Science?" Feyerabend on Science, Ideology, and the Cold War; Two Fundamental Questions; Science, Modernity, and Ideology; Ideological Monism; Conclusions; Notes; Chapter 4: Looking for the Bad Teachers: The Radical Science Movement and Its Transnational History; 1968 and the Radical Science Movement; American Radicals in Britain; The British Connections of an Italian Radical Science Scholar; Europeans in the USA (and David Noble); Conclusions: Hybrid Knowledge and the Hidden "Radical" Ancestors; Notes
Chapter 5: Thomas Kuhn's Structure: An "Exemplary Document of the Cold War Era"? Fuller and Reisch on Kuhn; Kuhn and the Sociology of Science; Conservative Traits in Kuhn's Theory of Scientific Development; Kuhn's Encounter with Ludwik Fleck; Kuhn and the Sociology of Science; Kuhn and Herring; Appendix: Michael Polanyi-Another Source for Kuhn's Conservatism; Notes; Part II: Studies of Science Behind the "Curtain"; Chapter 6: Blind Isolation: History of Science Behind the Iron Curtain; Favorable Climate to Institutionalization in the Early 1970s
Some Features of Historiography of Science in Hungary Hungarian Historians of Science Working Outside Hungary; Uneasy Relations with Philosophy; Atheoretical Attitude of the Historians of Science; Conclusions; Notes; Chapter 7: The Science of Science (naukoznawstwo) in Poland: Defending and Removing the Past in the Cold War; The Polish Tradition in Science of Science; Soviet Pressures on Polish Science of Science; Co-Existence of "Old" and "New" Traditions in Polish Science of Science; The Bleak 1970s; The Re-Emergence of the Old Tradition and a Sudden Real Collapse of Research; Conclusion
Notes Chapter 8: Scientists of the World, Unite! Radovan Richta's Theory of Scientific and Technological Revolution; In the Name of "Active Superstructure": Stalinist Theory of Knowledge and Social Sciences; Direct Productive Force and Post-Industrial Labor; Richta's Late Works: Science in Late Socialism; Conclusion: Radovan Richta's Theory of Science Between Stalinism and Late Socialism; Notes; Part III: National Agendas of the Studies of Science Beyond the "Two Blocs"
Summary: This book recounts how during the Cold War the study of science moved to the centre of academic through the creation of the new discipline of science studies. In this way the volume charts the importance of these studies for the trajectory of Cold War nations through the elaboration of new national science policies and the transnational dialogue, even across the Iron Curtain, between key scholars involved in shaping their trajectory. By examining how a new group of intellectuals was mobilized by state administrators to convincingly set up a discipline deemed to have major repercussions on the advancement of science in developed and undeveloped nations. Secondly, by putting the study of science at the centre of the dialogue (as well as the confrontation) between nations and Cold War blocs. The volume thus shows how an often considered arcane field of enquiring had in fact major implications for the understanding and fostering of Cold War science-- Source other than the Library of Congress.
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Based on papers presented at the international conference "Politics and Context of Science Studies during the Cold War and Beyond" held at the Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg in Greifswald on March 22-24, 2012.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-320) and index.

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