The Social Relations of Physics, Mysticism, and Mathematics: Studies in Social Structure, Interests, and Ideas (Google eBook)

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Springer, Sep 30, 1985 - Philosophy - 320 pages
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Sal Restivo's book is a major achievement in the sociology of science and mathematics. It is exciting to read and constitutes a creative, wide-ranging exploration of the connections between physics and mysticism, between the natural science and the humanities. Of particular interest is his attempt to show the emergence of abstraction and of formal disciplines in science by relating them to the structure of social interests in society. All told, this book challenges the separation of C.P. Snow's two cultures' and is an original attempt to overcome the chasms between the natural sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences. The implications of the book's content certainly go far beyond its title.' Prof. W. Heydebrand, New York University
  

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Contents

PARALLELS BETWEEN PHYSICS AND MYSTICISM
5
THE PHYSICIST AND THE SUFI MASTER
15
THE PITFALLS OF PARALLELISM
22
THE SEARCH FOR CHINAS ARISTOTLES GALILEOS AND EINSTEINS
43
MYSTICISM AS A SOCIAL FACT
55
PHYSICS AS A SOCIAL FACT
79
INTERESTS AND IDEAS PARALLELISM AS AN INTELLECTUAL STRATEGY
91
PARALLELISM SCIENCE AND SOCIETY
105
HISTORICAL MATERIALISM AND MATHEMATICS
188
CONTEMPORARY MARXIST SOCIOLOGY OF MATHEMATICS
194
NUMBERS AND CULTURES
211
MATHEMATICS AND WORLD VIEW
220
THE SOCIAL ROOTS OF NONEUCLIDEAN GEOMETRY
232
MATHEMATICS IN ANCIENT GREECE
239
MATHEMATICS IN EUROPE 12001700
253
NOTES
267

THE DIALECTICS OF PHYSICS KNOWLEDGE AND LIFE
121
EPISTEMIC STRATEGIES SOCIETY AND SOCIAL CHANGE
129
THE SOCIOLOGY OF MATHEMATICS
161
DIALECTICS MATERIALISM AND MATHEMATICS
179
NAME INDEX
293
SUBJECT INDEX
301
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JSTOR: The Social Relations of Physics, Mysticism, and Mathematics ...
226 The British gournal for the Philosophy of Science RESTIVO, SAL [I983]: The Social Relations of Physics, Mysticism, and Mathematics: Studies in Social ...
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226 The British Journalfor the Philosophy of Science RESTIVO, SAL ...
226 The British Journalfor the Philosophy of Science. RESTIVO, SAL [1983]: The Social Relations of Physics, Mysticism, and. Mathematics: Studies in Social ...
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BIOSKETCH Dr. Sal Restivo is Professor of Sociology and Science ...
BIOSKETCH. Dr. Sal Restivo is Professor of Sociology and Science Studies in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic ...
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Is the 'new paradigm' of physics inherently ecological?, by Brian ...
Is the 'new paradigm' of physics inherently ecological?, an article by Brian Martin published in Chain Reaction, 1993
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a "doc" chronicle: December 2006
Monday, December 04, 2006. A month later!!! After reviewing Chapter 3 I was left in a strange zone, I wanted to work more but did not find the energy to do ...
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research article 00033790 Annals of science unknown Review of Restivo: The social relations of physics, mysticism and mathematics Høyrup Jens 1984 41
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