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The Wider Domain of Evolutionary Thought

ISBN/ASIN: 9789400969889,9789400969865 | 1983 | English | pdf | 326/339 pages | 18.7 Mb
Publisher: Springer Netherlands | Author: William Leatherdale (auth.), David Oldroyd, Ian Langham (eds.) | Edition: 1

Only in fairly recent years has History and Philosophy of Science been recognized – though not always under that name – as a distinct field of scholarly endeavour. Previously, in the Australasian region as elsewhere, those few individuals working within this broad area of inquiry found their base, both intellectually and socially, where they could. In fact, the institutionalization of History and Philosophy of Science began compara­ tively early in Australia. An initial lecturing appointment was made at the University of Melbourne immediately after the Second World War, in 1946, and other appointments followed as the subject underwent an expansion during the 1950s and '60s similar to that which took place in other parts of the world. Today there are major Departments at the University of Melbourne, the University of New South Wales and the University of Wollongong, and smaller groups active in many other parts of Australia, and in New Zealand. "Australasian Studies in History and Philosophy of Science" aims to provide a distinctive publication outlet for Australian and New Zealand scholars working in the general area of history, philosophy and social studies of science. Each volume will comprise a group of essays on a connected theme, edited by an Australian or a New Zealander with special expertise in that particular area. The series should, however, prove of more than merely local interest. Papers will address general issues; parochial topics will be avoided.

The Wider Domain of Evolutionary Thought

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