CFP: Torricelli’s Opera Geometrica (1644)
In order to do homage Torricelli’s Opera Geometrica (1644), a call for papers in History/Historical Epistemology of Science and Philosophy of Science for a Collection Book is proposed:
370th Anniversary of Evangelista Torricelli's Opera Geometrica (1644). Critical Problems and New Historical Insights as Historical Epistemology of Science
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science – Edition Open Sources, 2017
MAIN SUBJECTS/AREAS/SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINES
Relationship between geometrical and analytical methods/proofs, 17th–18th
The birth of modern science: astronomy, mathematics and physics
Torricelli’s geometry/ancient geometry
Torricelli and his two methods of proofs
Mechanics/Statics/Science of Weights
Ad absurdum proofs
Geometrical and analytical proofs
Centre of gravity
Mathematical and physical approaches
History of physics
History of mathematics
History of science
History of technology
Historical epistemology of science
Philosophy of science
History of ideas
History/Philosophy of science & science education
In 2014, 370 years have passed since the publication of Evangelista Torricelli’s Opera Geometrica (1644, Massa & de Landis, Florentiae). The proposed collection book would be a collection of unpublished, original historical-philosophical scientific articles on the relationship among proofs, mechanics, mathematics, physics and geometry strictly relating to the Opera Geometrica's scientific content. This anthology should also encourage the much-needed reinterpretation of the entire Opera Geometrica. While the core theme remains the theories and HPS/epistemological studies connected with the content of the Opera Geometrica, the book will contain chapters on other appropriate aspects in any rounded history of the subject. A blinded peer-review process will be undertaken for each submission. Therefore, academics from different scientific and historical philosophical horizons are welcome to discuss emerging thoughts in methodological and in theoretical perspectives aiming to gather and re-evaluate the current thinking on this subject. The volume’s composition would make absorbing reading for historians, philosophers and scientists (particularly mathematicians, physicists and engineers).
Opera Geometrica, on the Web:
[Max Planck Institute for the History of Science]: http://echo.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/MPIWG:WHZEF9W9
THE COLLECTION BOOK (The main)
Title: 370th Anniversary of Evangelista Torricelli's Opera Geometrica (1644). Critical Problems and New historical Insights as Historical Epistemology of Science
Publisher: Edition Open Sources, 2017 http://www.edition-open-sources.org
Guest Editors: Raffaele Pisano (France/Australia), Jean Dhombres (France), Patricia Radelet de-Grave (Belgium), Paolo Bussotti (Italy)
Foreword: a distinguished scholar on invitation
Introduction to the papers: Editors
Length of papers: 20-25 pages maximum (refs. included and within - strictly - EOS Template). Download EOS Guides and template for final papers: http://www.edition-open-sources.org/eos/instructions.html
Article in LaTeX.
Analytical Index (Names and Subjects). The author is required to add at the end of his/her/their manuscript a list of Names and Subjects to be used as part of the final list at the end of published book.
Language: English [original Latin/Italian/Etc. passages: please place them in footnotes. English translations ONLY in the running text, following the EOS guide for authors]
City: Berlin, Germany
Publisher: Edition Open Sources
Out: Expected [after April] 2017
Fees for Authors: No
DEADLINE FOR PEER-REVIEWED ABSTRACT-PROPOSAL SUBMISSION [IN ENGLISH]
15th February 2016 [one page (450 words + References) maximum: Title, Authors' names, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Selected References (please do not forget email and references); free editing, i.e, in Word, but structured] to: firstname.lastname@example.org
ACCEPTANCE ABSTRACT-PROPOSAL [in PDF, one page]
25th February 2016
DEADLINE FOR BLINDED PEER-REVIEWED FULL PAPER SUBMISSION [both LaTeX and PDF]
30th October 2016
ACCEPTANCE PAPER SUBMISSION [both LaTeX and PDF] (accepted, accepted with minor/major revision or rejected)
15th December 2016
All submitted papers, which meet the criteria for originality and quality, will be peer–reviewed for publication. The papers will be revised (in terms of content and English grammar) prior to submission of the edited book.
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Torricelli's Collection Book Editors
(Pisano, Dhombres, Radelet de-Grave, Bussotti)