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Nye, Mary Jo

Overview
Works: 73 works in 297 publications in 2 languages and 6,952 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, wpr, Other, Compiler, Author of introduction, Publishing director
Classifications: Q175, 501
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Most widely held works by Mary Jo Nye
From chemical philosophy to theoretical chemistry : dynamics of matter and dynamics of disciplines, 1800-1950 by Mary Jo Nye( )

16 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This scientific history describes how physics and chemistry acquired their separate identities in the late 18th century, and how in recent years the two fields have merged once more in the study of chemical physics
Michael Polanyi and his generation : origins of the social construction of science by Mary Jo Nye( )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Michael Polanyi and His Generation, Mary Jo Nye investigates the role that Michael Polanyi and several of his contemporaries played in the emergence of the social turn in the philosophy of science. This turn involved seeing science as a socially based enterprise that does not rely on empiricism and reason alone but on social communities, behavioral norms, and personal commitments. Nye argues that the roots of the social turn are to be found in the scientific culture and political events of Europe in the 1930s, when scientific intellectuals struggled to defend the universal status of scientific knowledge and to justify public support for science in an era of economic catastrophe, Stalinism and Fascism, and increased demands for applications of science to industry and social welfare. At the center of this struggle was Polanyi, who Nye contends was one of the first advocates of this new conception of science. Nye reconstructs Polanyi's scientific and political milieus in Budapest, Berlin, and Manchester from the 1910s to the 1950s and explains how he and other natural scientists and social scientists of his generation--including J.D. Bernal, Ludwik Fleck, Karl Mannheim, and Robert K. Merton--and the next, such as Thomas Kuhn, forged a politically charged philosophy of science, one that newly emphasized the social construction of science
Before big science : the pursuit of modern chemistry and physics, 1800-1940 by Mary Jo Nye( Book )

24 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Mary Jo Nye traces the social and intellectual history of the physical sciences from the early nineteenth century to the beginning of the Second World War. Nye examines the sweeping transformation of scientific institutions and professions during the period and the groundbreaking experiments and scientific investigations that fueled that change, from the earliest investigations of molecular chemistry and field dynamics to the revolutionary breakthroughs of quantum mechanics, relativity theory, and nuclear science. Nye intersperses the narrative of these developments with profiles of key figures of modern science, from Dalton to Pasteur to Einstein to Bohr. Notable features of the book include an insightful analysis of the parallel trajectories of modern chemistry and physics and the work of scientists - such as John Dalton, Michael Faraday, Hermann von Helmholtz, Marie Curie, Ernest Rutherford, Dorothy Hodgkin, and Linus Pauling - who played prominent roles in the development of both disciplines
Blackett : physics, war, and politics in the twentieth century by Mary Jo Nye( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and German and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This biography captures the many facets of P.M.S. Blackett, one of the most brilliant and controversial physicists of the twentieth century. Nobel laureate, leader of operational research during the Second World War, scientific advisor to the British government, President of the Royal Society, member of the House of Lords, Blackett was also denounced as a Stalinist apologist for opposing American and British development of atomic weapons, subjected to FBI surveillance, and named as a fellow traveler on George Orwell's infamous list."--Jacket
The Question of the atom : from the Karlsruhe Congress to the First Solvay Conference, 1860-1911 : a compilation of primary sources by Mary Jo Nye( Book )

28 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Invention of physical science : intersections of mathematics, theology, and natural philosophy since the seventeenth century : essays in honor of Erwin N. Hiebert by Mary Jo Nye( Book )

17 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Modern physical science is constituted by specialized scientific fields rooted in experimental laboratory work and in rational and mathematical representations. Contemporary scientific explanation is rigorously differentiated from religious interpretation, although, to be sure, scientists sometimes do the philosophical work of interpreting the metaphysics of space, time, and matter. However, it is rare that either theologians or philosophers convincingly claim that they are doing the scientific work of physical scientists and mathematicians." "The rigidity of these divisions and differentiations is relatively new. Modern physical science was invented slowly and gradually through interactions of the aims and contents of mathematics, theology, and natural philosophy since the seventeenth century. In essays ranging in focus from seventeenth-century interpretations of heavenly comets to twentieth-century explanations of tracks in bubble chambers, ten historians of science demonstrate metaphysical and theological threads continuing to underpin the epistemology and practice of the physical sciences and mathematics, even while they became disciplinary specialties during the last three centuries." "The volume is prefaced by tributes to Erwin N. Hiebert, whose teaching and scholarship have addressed and inspired attention to these issues."--Jacket
Molecular reality; a perspective on the scientific work of Jean Perrin by Mary Jo Nye( Book )

15 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science in the provinces : scientific communities and provincial leadership in France, 1860-1930 by Mary Jo Nye( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern physical and mathematical sciences by Mary Jo Nye( )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative and interpretative history of the physical and mathematical sciences from the early nineteenth century to the close of the twentieth century. Drawing upon the most recent methods and results in historical studies of science, the authors of over thirty chapters employ strategies from intellectual history, social history, and cultural studies to provide unusually wide-ranging and comprehensive insights into developments in the public culture, disciplinary organization, and cognitive content of the physical and mathematical sciences. The sciences under study in the volume include physics, astronomy, chemistry and mathematics, as well as their extensions into geosciences and environmental sciences, computer science, and biomedical science. Scientific traditions and scientific changes are examined; the roles of instruments, languages, and images in everyday practice are analyzed; the theme of scientific 'revolution' is scrutinized; and the interactions of the sciences with literature, religion, and ideology are examined
The Cambridge history of science by Mary Jo Nye( )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing upon the most recent methods and results in historical studies of science, this volume offers a narrative and interpretive history of the physical and mathematical sciences from the early 19th century to the close of the 20th century
The Cambridge history of science by Roy Porter( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers a survey of the development of science in the 18th century, exploring the implications of the scientific revolution of the previous century and the major new growth points, particularly in the experimental sciences.--Résumé de l'éditeur
The Cambridge history of science by Theodore M Porter( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides a history of the concepts, practices, institutions, and ideologies of social sciences (including behavioural and economic sciences) since the eighteenth century. It offers original, synthetic accounts of the historical development of social knowledge, including its philosophical assumptions, its social and intellectual organization, and its relations to science, medicine, politics, bureaucracy, philosophy, religion, and the professions. Its forty-two chapters include inquiries into the genres and traditions that formed social science, the careers of the main social disciplines (psychology, economics, sociology, anthropology, political science, geography, history, and statistics), and international essays on social science in Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. It also includes essays that examine the involvement of the social sciences in government, business, education, culture, and social policy. This is a broad cultural history of social science, which analyzes from a variety of perspectives its participation in the making of the modern world
The Cambridge history of science( Book )

in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: This volume offers to general and specialist readers alike the fullest and most complete survey of the development of science in the eighteenth century, exploring the implications of the 'scientific revolution' of the previous century and the major new growth-points, particularly in the experimental sciences. It is designed to be read as both a narrative and an interpretation, and also used as a work of reference. While prime attention is paid to western science, space is also given to science in traditional cultures and colonial science. The coverage strikes a balance between analysis of the cognitive dimension of science itself and interpretation of its wider social, economic and cultural significance. The contributors, world leaders in their respective specialities, engage with current historiographical and methodological controversies and strike out on positions of their own
Personal knowledge; towards a post-critical philosophy by Michael Polanyi( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work the physical chemist and philosopher, Michael Polanyi, demonstrates that the scientist's personal participation in his knowledge, in both its discovery and its validation, is an indispensable part of science itself. Even in the exact sciences, "knowing" is an art, of which the skill of the knower, guided by his personal commitment and his passionate sense of increasing contact with reality, is a logically necessary part. In the biological and social sciences this becomes even more evident. The tendency to make knowledge impersonal in our culture has split fact from value, science from humanity. Polanyi wishes to substitute for the objective, impersonal ideal of scientific detachment an alternative ideal which gives attention to the personal involvement of the knower in all acts of understanding. In honor of this work and his The Study of Man Polanyi was presented with the Lecomte de Noüy Award for 1959. --From publisher's description
The Pauling symposium : a discourse on the art of biography : proceedings of the Conference on the Life and Work of Linus Pauling (1901-1994) : a Discourse on the Art of Biography : February 28 - March 2, 1995, Corvallis, Oregon by Conference on the Life and Work of Linus Pauling (1901-1994): a Discourse on the Art of Biography( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval science by David C Lindberg( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is devoted to the history of science in the Middle Ages from the North Atlantic to the Indus Valley. Medieval science was once universally dismissed as nonexistent--and sometimes it still is. This volume reveals the diversity of goals, contexts, and accomplishments in the study of nature during the Middle Ages. Organized by topic and culture, its essys offer the most comprehensive and up-to-date history of medieval science currently available. Intended to provide a balanced and inclusive treatment of the medieval world, contributors consider scientific learning and advancement in the cultures associated with the Arabic, Greek, Latin, and Hebrew languages. --Provided by publisher
The Cambridge history of science by Lorraine Daston( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an account of knowledge of the natural world in Europe, ca. 1500-1700. Referred to as the Scientific Revolution, this period saw major transformations in various fields such as anatomy, astronomy & natural history.--Résumé de l'éditeur
The Cambridge history of science( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge history of science( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: This volume offers to general and specialist readers alike the fullest and most complete survey of the development of science in the eighteenth century, exploring the implications of the 'scientific revolution' of the previous century and the major new growth-points, particularly in the experimental sciences. It is designed to be read as both a narrative and an interpretation, and also used as a work of reference. While prime attention is paid to western science, space is also given to science in traditional cultures and colonial science. The coverage strikes a balance between analysis of the cognitive dimension of science itself and interpretation of its wider social, economic and cultural significance. The contributors, world leaders in their respective specialities, engage with current historiographical and methodological controversies and strike out on positions of their own
The Cambridge history of science( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers a survey of the development of science in the 18th century, exploring the implications of the scientific revolution of the previous century and the major new growth points, particularly in the experimental sciences
 
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From chemical philosophy to theoretical chemistry : dynamics of matter and dynamics of disciplines, 1800-1950
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Michael Polanyi and his generation : origins of the social construction of scienceBefore big science : the pursuit of modern chemistry and physics, 1800-1940Blackett : physics, war, and politics in the twentieth centuryThe Question of the atom : from the Karlsruhe Congress to the First Solvay Conference, 1860-1911 : a compilation of primary sourcesThe Invention of physical science : intersections of mathematics, theology, and natural philosophy since the seventeenth century : essays in honor of Erwin N. HiebertThe modern physical and mathematical sciencesThe Cambridge history of scienceThe Cambridge history of science
Alternative Names
Mary Jo Nye académica estadounidense

Mary Jo Nye American academic

Mary Jo Nye Amerikaans hooglerares

Mary Jo Nye historienne des sciences américaine

Mary Jo Nye profesora universitaria estauxunidense

Mary Jo Nye professora d'universitat estatunidenca

Mary Jo Nye professora universitária norte-americana

Mary Jo Nye professoressa universitaria statunitense

Mary Jo Nye US-amerikanische Wissenschaftshistorikerin

Nye, M.

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German (1)