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Chemla, Karine

Works: 97 works in 237 publications in 4 languages and 2,405 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Terminology 
Roles: Editor, Author, Publishing director, Thesis advisor, Other, Translator, Director
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Most widely held works by Karine Chemla
History of science, history of text by Karine Chemla( )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores the hypothesis that the types of inscription or text used by a given community of practitioners are designed in the very same process as the one producing concepts and results. The book sets out to show how, in exactly the same way as for the other outcomes of scientific activity, all kinds of factors, cognitive as well as cultural, technological, social or institutional, conjoin in shaping the various types of writings and texts used by the practitioners of the sciences. To make this point, the book opts for a genuinely multicultural approach to the texts produced in the context of practices of knowledge."--Jacket
Cultures without culturalism : the making of scientific knowledge by Karine Chemla( Book )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural accounts of scientific ideas and practices have increasingly come to be welcomed as a corrective to previous-and still widely held-theories of scientific knowledge and practices as universal. The editors caution, however, against the temptation to overgeneralize the work of culture, and to lapse into a kind of essentialism that flattens the range and variety of scientific work. The book refers to this tendency as culturalism. The contributors to the volume model a new path where historicized and cultural accounts of scientific practice retain their specificity and complexity without falling into the traps of culturalism. They examine, among other issues, the potential of using notions of culture to study behavior in financial markets; the ideology, organization, and practice of earthquake monitoring and prediction during China's Cultural Revolution; the history of quadratic equations in China; and how studying the "glass ceiling" and employment discrimination became accepted in the social sciences. Demonstrating the need to understand the work of culture as a fluid and dynamic process that directly both shapes and is shaped by scientific practice, Cultures without Culturalism makes an important intervention in science studies
Texts, textual acts and the history of science( )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book presents the outcomes of an innovative research programme in the history of science and implements a Text Act Theory which extends Speech Act Theory, in order to illustrate a new approach to texts and textual communicative acts. It examines assertives (absolute or conditional statements, forecasts, insurance, etc.), directives, declarations, and enumerations, as well as different types of textual units allowing authors to perform these acts: algorithms, recipes, prescriptions, lexical templates for terminological studies, and enumerative structures. The book relies on the study of a broad range of documents of the past dealing with various domains: mathematics, zoology, medicine, lexicography. The documents examined come from scholarly sources from different parts of the world, such as China, Europe, India, Mesopotamia, and are written in a variety of European languages as well as Chinese, Cuneiform, and Sanskrit. This approach proves fruitful in both history of science and Text Act Theory
The history of mathematical proof in ancient traditions( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This radical, profoundly scholarly book explores the purposes and nature of proof in a range of historical settings. It overturns the view that the first mathematical proofs were in Greek geometry and rested on the logical insights of Aristotle by showing how much of that view is an artefact of nineteenth-century historical scholarship. It documents the existence of proofs in ancient mathematical writings about numbers and shows that practitioners of mathematics in Mesopotamian, Chinese and Indian cultures knew how to prove the correctness of algorithms, which are much more prominent outside the limited range of surviving classical Greek texts that historians have taken as the paradigm of ancient mathematics. It opens the way to providing the first comprehensive, textually-based history of proof
The Oxford handbook of generality in mathematics and the sciences( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of original essays aims to inquire into the diversity of Generality. Through case studies taken from the history of mathematics, physics and the life sciences, the book provides evidence of different ways of understanding the general in various contexts
Chaos et déterminisme( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les neuf chapitres le classique mathématique de la Chine ancienne et ses commentaires( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in French and Chinese and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnomathematics : a multicultural view of mathematical ideas by Marcia Ascher( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Bushoong, population africaine, tracent de complexes figures dans le sable ; les Warlpiri d'Australie utilisent de subtiles logiques dans l'organisation des relations de parenté... Autant dire que les idées mathématiques ne sont pas une exclusivité de la civilisation occidentale, même si la mathématique, en tant que science, s'y est développée. L'ethnomathématique, discipline neuve dont ce livre offre la première synthèse explore, au sein des multiples et diverses cultures humaines, le développement et les fonctions de leurs idées originales sur les nombres et les formes. Elle éclaire du même coup notre propre science, tout en nous apportant de passionnantes expériences ludiques, esthétiques ou sociologiques. (4e de couv.)
Histoire de fractions, fractions d'histoire by Paul Benoit( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in French and English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'algèbre au temps de Babylone quand les mathématiques s'écrivaient sur de l'argile by Jens Høyrup( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qu'était-ce qu'écrire une encyclopédie en Chine? = What dit it mean to write an encyclopedia in China?( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divination et rationalité en Chine ancienne( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in French and English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathématiques à venir quels mathématiciens pour l'an 2000? : colloque [tenu à l'] Ecole polytechnique, 9-10 décembre 1987( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in French and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Du divertissement dans la Chine et le Japon anciens : "Homo Ludens Extrême-Orientalis"( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Kunst, Listen zu erstellen( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La valeur de l'exemple : perspectives chinoises( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in French and English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patterns of change : linguistic innovations in the development of classical mathematics by Ladislav Kvasz( )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book offers a reconstruction of linguistic innovations in the history of mathematics; innovations which changed the ways in which mathematics was clone, understood and philosophically interpreted. It argues that there are at least three ways in which the language of mathematics has been changed throughout its history, thus determining the lines of development that mathematics has followed." "The book offers tools of analysis by means of which scholars and students of the history and philosophy of mathematics can attain better understanding of the various changes, which the subject of their study underwent in the course of history. The book brings also important insights for mathematics education connecting growth of language with the development of mathematical thought."--Jacket
Histoire de fractions, fractions d'histoire( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in French and English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le travail de la citation en Chine et au Japon( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Imbriquées, tronquées, amplifiées, déformées, les citations se présentent sous de multiples formes dans les textes chinois et japonais. Plus encore que de recenser les formes qu'a pu prendre le phénomène, omniprésent dans les sources extrêmes-orientales, ce recueil vise à approfondir les questions suivantes : comment les citations ont-elles acquis cette position prééminente au sein des techniques de production culturelle? D'où leur vient la valeur qu'elles y ont prise? Comment leur a-t-on fait faire sens?"
Observation : pratiques et enjeux( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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History of science, history of text
Patterns of change : linguistic innovations in the development of classical mathematics
Alternative Names

Chemla, K.

Chemla, K. 1957-

Chemla, K. (Karine)

Chemla, Karine

Karine Chemla Frans wiskundige

Karine Chemla französische Sinologin und Mathematikhistorikerin

Karine Chemla French mathematician and historian of mathematics

Karine Chemla mathématicienne français

林, 力娜


English (69)

French (56)

German (1)

Chinese (1)