Rethinking sarton's institute for history of science and civilization-virtually

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George Sarton's original vision in establishing Isis and Osiris carried beyond these two publications. His particular view of history of science is worth revisiting to reflect on the values he embraced and the context in which he worked. His idea of an Institute for the History of Science and Civilization is even more provocative. Although Sarton's ideas and, especially, his way of framing them would probably be rejected by most today, there is at least one major emphasis worth recovering and reasserting: his commitment to taking the science and its technical aspects seriously.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)94-102
Number of pages9
JournalIsis
Volume100
Issue number1
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StatePublished - Mar 2009

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