Ernst Mach, George Sarton and the Empiry of Teaching Science Part I

@article{Siemsen2012ErnstMG,
  title={Ernst Mach, George Sarton and the Empiry of Teaching Science Part I},
  author={Hayo Siemsen},
  journal={Science \& Education},
  year={2012},
  volume={21},
  pages={447-484}
}
  • Hayo Siemsen
  • Published 1 April 2012
  • Philosophy
  • Science & Education
George Sarton had a strong influence on modern history of science. The method he pursued throughout his life was the method he had discovered in Ernst Mach’s Mechanics when he was a student in Ghent. Sarton was in fact throughout his life implementing a research program inspired by the epistemology of Mach. Sarton in turn inspired many others (James Conant, Thomas Kuhn, Gerald Holton, etc.). What were the origins of these ideas in Mach and what can this origin tell us about the history of… Expand
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