Eloge: Desiderio Papp, 21 May January Author(s): Alfredo G. Kohn in La laurea ad honorem in fisica dell’Universita degli Studi di Padova, the Panorama ge- neral de la historia de la cienca (General Panorama of the. DESIDERIO PAPP. Historia de la fisica: Desde la antigiiedad hasta los umbrales del siglo XX. Second edition. pp.,. 30 figs., 28 portraits. Madrid: Espasa-. Ein Buch über die Bewohner anderer Welten by Desiderio Papp(Book) 18 editions Einstein: historia de un espíritu by Desiderio Papp(Book) 14 editions .

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Science Logic and Mathematics. Both of us were strongly influenced by him. Those interested in knowing more about his com- plete works should consult the bibliography that will be published as part of an obituary in the Mexican journal Quipu.

We well recall the anecdotes he would bring to bear on nearly anything, drawing, for example, illuminating comparisons between talented auto mechan- ics and scientific acumen. Most widely held works by Desiderio Papp. John Burnham – – Isis: This work was for many years the most important textbook in Spanish on the history of science.

He was a distin- guished historian of science, a former pro- fessor of the subject at the University of Buenos Aires and at other universities in Latin America. Papp’s written work is voluminous. Works that stand out include his biographies of Einstein, Poin- care, Roentgen, Claude Bernard, Harvey, and Darwin; the volumes produced with Mieli and Babini; Ideas revolucionarias en la ciencia fifteen hundred pages in three volumes, pub- lished by the University historja Chile, Santiago ; his history of physics and chemistry; and his introduction to the general history of science that formed part of the se Complete His- tory of Medicine, edited by Pedro Lain En- tralgo.


Mieli wrote the first five volumes and Papp and Babini the last seven.

Much of twentieth-century physics, he believed, rep- resented a decline, and not merely a technical one, for he did not like the scale of ffisica science, its cost, and its dexiderio claims to know what he regarded as simply unknow- able. History of Western Philosophy. There is a complete bibliography of Still- man Drake’s publications in Nature, Exper- iment, and the Sciences, edited by T. There he collaborated with Aldo Mieli and Jose Babini in producing the Panorama ge- neral de la historia de la cienca General Panorama of the History of Sciencewhich was edited in twelve volumes.

In he be- came a corresponding member of the Inter- national Academy of History of Science, dwsiderio an effective member, and finally an honored member.

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One of us was Stillman’s colleague for nearly two decades; the other was in constant cor- respondence with him. Edward Grant – – Isis: Despite his great age he was al- most ninety-eight when he diedhe was lu- cid and working until just before his death. He was also a professor at the University of Montevideo in Pap and held visiting professorships at the University of Mexico, the University of Venezuela, and the University of Paris.

Project Page Feedback Known Problems. Dobbs, 19 October March [pp. Victor Ambrose Eyles, Breve historia de las ciencias: Storia della fisica by Mario Gliozzi. Several of his books were translated into many languages, and some went to many printings.

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Papp emigrated to France inwhere he continued this work and became well ac- quainted with French culture. Floris Cohen – – Isis: History risica Science in General Philosophy of Science. On these very criteria, he made judgments about past science, judgments grounded in his deep knowledge of, partic- ularly, mechanics, from antiquity through the seventeenth century.


He then emi- grated again, this time to Argentina, arriving in Buenos Aires in Historia de la Fisica: Papp was also a member of many Latin American academies, institutions, and soci- hixtoria.

Desiderio Papp – – Revue d’Histoire des Sciences 7 2: El siglo del iluminismo by Desiderio Papp Book 6 editions published in in Spanish and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide. These masters worked under very difficult conditions, and so they were not successful in creating great institutes as Sarton did in the United States.

One may quarrel with one or another analysis or reconstruction, all of them quintessentially Stillman, even when he changed his mind. With Desiderio Papp’s death, scientific historiography loses one of its most erudite founders and drsiderio.

Panorama general de historia de la ciencia by Aldo Mieli Book 13 editions published between and in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide.

Eloge: Desiderio Papp, 21 May 1895-31 January 1993

He had little patience with the abstractions of quantum physics or modem cosmology. Creation’s doom by Desiderio Papp Book 4 editions published in in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide. Though it is no longer a la mode to think one past work better than another, Stillman’s great strength as a scholar derived precisely from his devotion to quality and to truth, as he saw it, and to his refusal to cater papp modem not to say postmodern tastes in such matters.

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