book series “Why the Sciences of the Ancient World Matter”: new volume

We have the pleasure to inform you that a new book has appeared in the book series “Why the Sciences of the Ancient World Matter”, published by Springer (https://www.springer.com/series/15657): Mathematics, Administrative and Economic Activities in Ancient Worlds.Editors: Cécile Michel and Karine Chemla, 2020: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030483883 The following four titles have already been published: Pieces and Parts in… Continue reading book series “Why the Sciences of the Ancient World Matter”: new volume

HoST 14.1 (Jun. 2020) Special Issue – STANDARDS: TAMING KNOWLEDGE?

Author(s) Javier Ordóñez, Antonio Sánchez Publisher De Gruyter/Sciendo Presentation text Special issue “Standards: Taming Knowledge?”, with an introduction by the guest editors Javier Ordóñez and Antonio Sánchez to the four articles that it contains. They are case studies dealing with the setting of standards’ epistemological and institutional issues in the modern period, with approaches ranging… Continue reading HoST 14.1 (Jun. 2020) Special Issue – STANDARDS: TAMING KNOWLEDGE?

Salomon Maimon’s Theory of Invention: Scientific Genius, Analysis and Euclidean Geometry

Author(s) Idit Chikurel Publisher De Gruyter Presentation text How can we invent new certain knowledge in a methodical manner? This question stands at the heart of Salomon Maimon’s theory of invention. Chikurel argues that Maimon’s contribution to the ars inveniendi tradition lies in the methods of invention which he prescribes for mathematics. Influenced by Proclus’… Continue reading Salomon Maimon’s Theory of Invention: Scientific Genius, Analysis and Euclidean Geometry

Stokes at 200 (Parts 1 &2)

Author(s) Silvana Cardoso, Julyan Cartwright, Herbert Hupper Publisher Royal Society Publishing Presentation text Royal Society Publishing has recently published a special double issue of Philosophical Transactions A entitled Stokes at 200 (Parts 1 &2) – compiled and edited by Silvana Cardoso, Julyan Cartwright, Herbert Huppert and Christopher Ness and the articles can be accessed at… Continue reading Stokes at 200 (Parts 1 &2)

The Age of Intoxication: Origins of the Global Drug Trade

Author(s) Benjamin Breen Title The Age of Intoxication: Origins of the Global Drug Trade Publisher University of Pennsylvania Press Presentation text Eating the flesh of an Egyptian mummy prevents the plague. Distilled poppies reduce melancholy. A Turkish drink called coffee increases alertness. Tobacco cures cancer. Such beliefs circulated in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, an… Continue reading The Age of Intoxication: Origins of the Global Drug Trade