The Socio-political Roots of Boris Hessen: Soviet Marxism and the History of Science

@article{Graham1985TheSR,
  title={The Socio-political Roots of Boris Hessen: Soviet Marxism and the History of Science},
  author={L. Graham},
  journal={Social Studies of Science},
  year={1985},
  volume={15},
  pages={705 - 722}
}
  • L. Graham
  • Published 1985
  • Sociology
  • Social Studies of Science
One of the most famous papers ever presented at a history of science meeting was `The Socio-Economic Roots of Newton's Principia', given by the Soviet physicist Boris Hessen at the Second International Congress of the History of Science, held in London in 1931. Although many scholars at the congress were impressed by Hessen's thesis that intellectual achievements such as Newton's are best explained by examining the social context out of which they arose, oddly enough no one thought to apply… Expand
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