TitleBoris Hessen: Physics and Philosophy in the Soviet Union, 1927???1931 : Neglected Debates on Emergence and Reduction
Author(s)Talbot, Chris;Pattison, Olga
PublicationCham, Springer International Publishing, 2021.
DescriptionIX, 169 p. 7 illus., 1 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book presents key works of Boris Hessen, outstanding Soviet philosopher of science, available here in English for the first time. Quality translations are accompanied by an editors' introduction and annotations. Boris Hessen is known in history of science circles for his ???Social and Economic Roots of Newton???s Principia??? presented in London (1931), which inspired new approaches in the West. As a philosopher and a physicist, he was tasked with developing a Marxist approach to science in the 1920s. He studied the history of physics to clarify issues such as reductionism and causality as they applied to new developments. With the philosophers called the ???Dialecticians???, his debates with the opposing ???Mechanists??? on the issue of emergence are still worth studying and largely ignored in the many recent works on this subject. Taken as a whole, the book is a goldmine of insights into both the foundations of physics and Soviet history
Keyword(s)1. Astronomers???Biography 2. Biographies of Physicists and Astronomers 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Europe, Eastern???History 6. Foundations of Physics and Cosmology 7. History of Physics and Astronomy 8. Marxian school of sociology 9. Marxist Sociology 10. PHILOSOPHY OF PHYSICS 11. Physicists???Biography 12. Physics???History 13. Physics???Philosophy 14. Russia???History 15. Russian, Soviet, and East European History 16. SCIENCE 17. Soviet Union???History
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