Hermann Hunger - Felicitas Seebacher - Gerhard Holzer (Eds.)


Styles of Thinking in Science and Technology

Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science, Vienna, September 10-12, 2008



ISBN 978-3-7001-6846-1
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ISBN 978-3-7001-6868-3
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Veröffentlichungen der Kommission für Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften, Mathematik und Medizin  60 
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Hermann  Hunger
ist em. Professor am Institut für Orientalistik der Universität Wien

In 1994, the late Alistair Crombie published his monumental work “Styles of Scientific Thinking in the European Tradition”. As it reads in the publisher’s prospectus, he distinguished between six “styles of inquiry, demonstration and explanation diversified by their subject-matters, by their general conceptions of nature, and by scientific experience”. These inquiry styles included postulation, experimental argument, hypothetical modelling, taxonomy, probabilistic and statistical analysis, and historical derivation. Reconsidering this fascinating subject fourteen years later, this volume expands on the original Euro-centric viewpoint. Which philosophical, cultural, religious, political, economic influences can be identified that led to certain styles of thinking in science and technology in various parts of the world, and what determined their further development? Of special interest in this regard are cross-cultural influences and interrelations. How are traditions of thinking transmitted to later generations or to other cultures? How are they modified through the course of history? The “Third Conference of the European Society for the History of Science” was an opportunity for historians and philosophers of science and technology to examine these and other questions.

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Hermann Hunger - Felicitas Seebacher - Gerhard Holzer (Eds.)


Styles of Thinking in Science and Technology

Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science, Vienna, September 10-12, 2008



ISBN 978-3-7001-6846-1
Print Edition
ISBN 978-3-7001-6868-3
Online Edition
Veröffentlichungen der Kommission für Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften, Mathematik und Medizin  60 
2010  eBook auf CD
€  29,–   

Hermann  Hunger
ist em. Professor am Institut für Orientalistik der Universität Wien

In 1994, the late Alistair Crombie published his monumental work “Styles of Scientific Thinking in the European Tradition”. As it reads in the publisher’s prospectus, he distinguished between six “styles of inquiry, demonstration and explanation diversified by their subject-matters, by their general conceptions of nature, and by scientific experience”. These inquiry styles included postulation, experimental argument, hypothetical modelling, taxonomy, probabilistic and statistical analysis, and historical derivation. Reconsidering this fascinating subject fourteen years later, this volume expands on the original Euro-centric viewpoint. Which philosophical, cultural, religious, political, economic influences can be identified that led to certain styles of thinking in science and technology in various parts of the world, and what determined their further development? Of special interest in this regard are cross-cultural influences and interrelations. How are traditions of thinking transmitted to later generations or to other cultures? How are they modified through the course of history? The “Third Conference of the European Society for the History of Science” was an opportunity for historians and philosophers of science and technology to examine these and other questions.



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Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
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A-1011 Wien, Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2
Tel. +43-1-515 81/DW 3402-3406, +43-1-512 9050, Fax +43-1-515 81/DW 3400
http://verlag.oeaw.ac.at, e-mail: verlag@oeaw.ac.at