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Historia Scientiarum, No.100-No.109

Second series : international journal of the History of Science Society of Japan ISSN:02854821 Vol. 20 No.1, Jury 2010, pp. 1- 60 No.2, December 2010, pp. 61-164 No.3, March 2011, pp.165-226   Vol. 21 No.1, Jury 2011, pp. 1-90 No.2, December 2011, pp. 91-158 No.3, March 2012, pp.159-230   Vol. 22 No.1, Jury 2012, pp. 1-62 No.2, December 2012, pp. 63-158 No.3, March 2013, pp.159-238   Vol. 23 No.1, Jury 2013, pp.1-75

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Historia Scientiarum Vol.23 No.1, Jury 2013

Article 1st Page PDF(Open Access) Edmund C.Berkeley as a Popularizer and an Educator of Computers and Symbolic Logic(pp.1-23) SUGIMOTO, Mai(杉本舞) Kansai University(関西大学) Abstract This paper explores how Edmund C. Berkeley tried to instruct and popularize high-speed computers in the 1940s and 1950s and how Berkeley emphasized the connection between computers and symbolic logic. Berkeley strengthened his conviction in the significance of symbolic logic and Boolean algebra before his graduation from Harvard University and maintained this conviction for more than 30 years. Berkeley published books and articles, including Giant Brains, and sold electrical toy kits by which young boys could learn electrical circuits and their logical implications. The target audience of … Continue reading

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Historia Scientiarum, Vol.22 No.3, July 2010

Article 1 Full Page PDF(Open Access) Introduction: Special Issue > Science and Soviet Political Authorities: Conflict, Cooperation, and Incongruence (pp.159-160) ICHIKAWA, Hiroshi Graduate School of the Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University Article 2 1st Page PDF(Open Access) Science as Co-Producer of Soviet Polity(pp.161-180) KOJEVNIKOV, Alexei Department of History, University of British Columbia Abstract The cultural authority of science reached its peak during the period of high modernity. Various countries and societies partook in this trend, but it found its ultimate expression within the communist, Soviet-type polity. This article discusses the cultural underpinnings of this characteristic feature of Soviet society and examines one of its major ramifications, the key role … Continue reading

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Historia Scientiarum, Vol.20 No.1, Jury 2010

Article 1   1st Page PDF(Open Access) How Physical Laws Were Understood in Mid-19th Century East Asia : A Comparative Study of Choe Han-gi and Nishi Amane(pp.1-20) KIM,Sungkhun Office for History of Science and Technology, University of California, Berkley Abstract This article analyzes the work of two Neo-Confucianists, Choe Han-gi (1803-1877) and Nishi Amane (1829-1897), who endeavored to construct the metaphysical ground of modern scientific knowledge in Korea and Japan during the mid-19th century. The influx of Western scientific knowledge into East Asia triggered a reinterpretation of Neo-Confucianism, which had been the main body of traditional knowledge. Nishi and Choe designed the philosophical underpinning that allowed acceptance of modern Western … Continue reading

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Historia Scientiarum

Historia Scientiarum is the international journal of the History of Science Society of Japan. It was established in 1962, titled as Japanese Studies in the History of Science, and renamed to the present title in 1980. It is published three times a year, containing articles, notes, documents, and reviews, which are written in English, German, or French. Contents of Vol.11 No.1(No.73, July 2001)-Vol.19 No.3(No.99,March 2010) Contents of Vol.20 No.1(No.100,December 2010)- Vol.23 No.(No.109,March 2013) Editor: Takehiko HASHIMOTO Editional Members: Yasu FURUKAWA, Keizo HASHIMOTO, Kaori IIDA, Kazuyuki ITO, Boumsoung KIM, Tadaaki KIMOTO, Hajime MIZOGUCHI, Takuji OKAMOTO, Sayaka OKI, Yasushi SATO, Mai SUGIMOTO, Akihito SUZUKI, Ken’ichi TAKAHASHI, Michiko YAJIMA, Michio YANO, Akira YOSHIDA. … Continue reading

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