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Zilsel, Edgar 1891-1944

Overview
Works: 53 works in 177 publications in 4 languages and 1,530 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: Q175, 503
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Most widely held works by Edgar Zilsel
The development of rationalism and empiricism by Giorgio De Santillana( Book )

46 editions published between 1939 and 1970 in English and German and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social origins of modern science by Edgar Zilsel( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most outstanding feature of this book is that here, for the first time, is made available in a single volume all the important historical essays Edgar Zilsel (1891-1944) published during WWII on the emergence of modern science. This edition also contains one previously unpublished essay and an extended version of an essay published earlier. In these essays, Zilsel developed the now famous thesis, named after him, that science came into being when, in the late Middle Ages, the social barriers between the intellectuals and the artisans were eroded, due to the fact that the rapidly expanding commercial classes of that period had a keen interest in improvements in technology. This class was city-based and stimulated a social environment in which men of learning came to regard the craftsmen and technicians with a new respect, in which they no longer felt any contempt for manual work and in which theory and practice were eventually combined to produce modern science. This critical edition also carries a long introduction in which much new material about Zilsel's life and work is presented. It suggests that a radical new look at Zilsel's project needs to be taken. Zilsel's essays on the history of science look like a standard case study to substantiate a particular position on the origins of modern science, but they were also an attempt to show that lawlike explanation in history and social theory is possible. It is claimed that Zilsel's historical essays were a part of another project he was working on which focused on the idea that social phenomena were open to causal explanation as much as physical phenomena. Hence the volume also contains the essays Zilsel wrote in relation to this other project. Previously there have been published a German and an Italian edition of the Zilsel essays. This edition is the first in English; compared to the other two editions this one is the first that includes unpublished material and the first to undertake a serious effort to research Zilsel's life and work. What is special about this volume is the well-articulated social perspective it takes on the origins of modern science
Die Entstehung des Geniebegriffes : ein Beitrag zur Ideengeschichte der Antike und des Frühkapitalismus by Edgar Zilsel( Book )

33 editions published between 1926 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die sozialen Ursprünge der neuzeitlichen Wissenschaft by Edgar Zilsel( Book )

11 editions published between 1976 and 1985 in German and Undetermined and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Geniereligion : ein kritischer Versuch über das moderne Persönlichkeitsideal, mit einer historischen Begründung by Edgar Zilsel( Book )

9 editions published between 1918 and 1990 in German and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wissenschaft und Weltanschauung : Aufsätze 1929-1933 by Edgar Zilsel( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Anwendungsproblem : Ein philosophischer Versuch über das Gesetz der grossen Zahlen und die Induktion by Edgar Zilsel( Book )

13 editions published in 1916 in German and English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El genio : génesis de un concepto by Edgar Zilsel( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundations of the unity of science : toward an international encyclopedia of unified science by Otto Neurath( Book )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erster, kritischer Band by Edgar Zilsel( Book )

1 edition published in 1918 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origins of William Gilbert's scientific method by Edgar Zilsel( Book )

1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edgar Zilsel und die Einheit der Erkenntnis by Johann Dvořak( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genesis of the concept of physical law by Edgar Zilsel( Book )

2 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundations of the unity of science. toward an international encyclopedia of unified science : Linguistic aspects of science( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundations of the unity of science. toward an international encyclopedia of unified science : Foundations of the theory of signs( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundations of the unity of science. toward an international encyclopedia of unified science : The technique of theory of construction( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundations of the unity of science. toward an international encyclopedia of unified science : Procedures of empirical science( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundations of the unity of science. toward an international encyclopedia of unified science : Foundations of the social sciences( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundations of the unity of science. toward an international encyclopedia of unified science : The development of rationalism and empiricism( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The social origins of modern science
Alternative Names
Edgar Zilsel Austrian historian and philosopher

Edgar Zilsel Oostenrijks filosoof

Edgar Zilsel österreichischer Philosoph

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Languages
English (68)

German (66)

French (7)

Spanish (2)

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