Scientific and Learned Cultures and Their Institutions

Edited by Mordechai Feingold, California Institute of Technology

Series Type: 
Sub Series
ISSN: 
1872-0684

Natalia Tsvetkova St. Petersburg State University

Failure of American and Soviet Cultural Imperialism In German Universities, 1945-1990 shows how and why both American and Soviet policies of the transformation of German universities eventually failed.
Series: 
Volume: 
38/10
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004250246
E-ISBN: 
9789004252028
Publication date: 
June 2013
€146,00
$183.00

Edited by André Holenstein, University of Bern, Hubert Steinke, University of Bern and Martin Stuber, University of Bern in collaboration with Philippe Rogger

In Scholars in Action, an international group of 40 authors open up new perspectives on the eighteenth-century culture of knowledge, with a particular focus on scholars and their various practices.
Series: 
Volume: 
34/9
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004243903
E-ISBN: 
9789004243910
Publication date: 
May 2013
€258,00
$324.00

Heather Ellis, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

This book argues that growing tensions between students and the university authorities were crucial in determining the introduction of key reforms such as competitive examination and a uniform syllabus at Oxford against the background of the American and French Revolutions.
Series: 
Volume: 
31/8
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004225527
E-ISBN: 
9789004233164
Publication date: 
August 2012
€122,00
$147.00

Paul Richard Blum, Loyola University Maryland

In Studies in Early Modern Aristotelianism Paul Richard Blum shows the Aristotelian profile of modern philosophy. Philosophy, sciences mathematics, metaphysics and theology under Jesuit leadership mark the difference of subject-centered modernity from ‘teachable’ school philosophy.
Series: 
Volume: 
30/7
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004232181
E-ISBN: 
9789004232198
Publication date: 
June 2012
€150,00
$181.00

Edited by Gideon Manning, California Institute of Technology

Bringing together an international team of historians of science and philosophy to discuss the fate of matter and form, this volume shows how disputes about matter and form spurred innovation as well as conservatism in early modern science and philosophy.
Series: 
Volume: 
28/6
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004218703
E-ISBN: 
9789004221147
Publication date: 
June 2012
€122,00
$147.00

Alex Levine and Adriana Novoa, University of South Florida

After setting out the intellectual, cultural, and political context of the reception of Darwinism in Argentina, this book presents original translations of central texts in that reception, most of which have never before appeared in English.
Series: 
Volume: 
27/5
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004221369
E-ISBN: 
9789004221925
Publication date: 
January 2012
€114,00
$139.00

Pieter Dhondt, Ghent University

Starting from the bicentenary of Helsinki University in 1840 and finishing with the opening of the University of Iceland in 1911, this volume analyses the importance of university jubilees in Northern Europe for the development of Scandinavist ideas.
Series: 
Volume: 
25/4
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004216945
E-ISBN: 
9789004218307
Publication date: 
November 2011
€114,00
$139.00

Tom McInally, University of Aberdeen

This book deals with an area of Scotland’s intellectual history which previously has been neglected. The alumni of the Scots Colleges abroad gave a distinctive Catholic voice to the Enlightenment with major achievements in Arts, Architecture and scientific experimentation.
Series: 
Volume: 
24/3
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004214262
E-ISBN: 
9789004214620
Publication date: 
November 2011
€114,00
$139.00

Zur Shalev, University of Haifa

This book examines the scholarly genre of 'geographia sacra' in early modern Europe, tracing its contours, the outlooks and concerns of its practitioners, as well as the intersections of religion and geography in an age that saw dramatic revolutions in both fields.
Series: 
Volume: 
21/2
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004209350
E-ISBN: 
9789004209381
Publication date: 
October 2011
€114,00
$139.00

Roger Ariew, University of South Florida

Descartes among the Scholastics touches on topics shared by Cartesian and late scholastic philosophy: matter and form, causation, infinity, place, time, void, and motion; the substance of the heavens; principles of metaphysics (unity, principle of individuation, truth and falsity).
Series: 
Volume: 
20/1
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004207240
E-ISBN: 
9789004207288
Publication date: 
June 2011
€118,00
$143.00