Search for dissertations about: "History of science and ideas"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 56 swedish dissertations containing the words History of science and ideas.

  1. 1. The code of Concord : Emerson's search for universal laws

    Author : Anders Hallengren; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANITIES; Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 ; natural law; ethics; aesthetics; esthetics; politics; USA; ethics and physics; laws of nature; laws of society; laws of art; American literature; American philosophy; American history; legal philosophy; constitutional law; human rights; rule of law; Literature; Litteraturvetenskap; Theoretical philosophy; Teoretisk filosofi; Practical philosophy; Praktisk filosofi; Public law; Offentlig rätt; Other law; Övrig rätt; Theory of science; Vetenskapsteori; History of science and ideas; Idé- o lärdomshistoria; Political science; Statsvetenskap; litteraturvetenskap; Literature; Practical Philosophy; praktisk filosofi;

    Abstract : The purpose of this work is to detect a pattern: the concordance of Ethics and Aesthetics, Poetics and Politics in the most influential American thinker of the nineteenth century. It is an attempt to trace a basic concept of the Emersonian transcendentalist doctrine, its development, its philosophical meaning and practical implications. READ MORE

  2. 2. Trees of Knowledge : Science and the Shape of Genealogy

    Author : Petter Hellström; H. Otto Sibum; Jenny Beckman; Hanna Hodacs; John Tresch; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; cultural history of science; science and metaphor; science and visual representation; family trees; tree diagrams; information management; classification; natural history; philology; music theory; genealogy; evolution; secularisation; Enlightenment; French Revolution; Augustin Augier 1758–1825 ; Félix Gallet 1773–c. 1840 47 ; Henri Montan Berton 1767–1844 .; Idé- och lärdomshistoria; History of Sciences and Ideas;

    Abstract : This study investigates early employments of family trees in the modern sciences, in order to historicise their iconic status and now established uses, notably in evolutionary biology and linguistics. Moving beyond disciplinary accounts to consider the wider cultural background, it examines how early uses within the sciences transformed family trees as a format of visual representation, as well as the meanings invested in them. READ MORE

  3. 3. Making Place for Space : a History of 'Space Town' Kiruna 1943-2000

    Author : Fredrick Backman; Erland Mårald; Jenny Eklöf; Sven Widmalm; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANITIES; history of science; history of technology; space physics; space science; space technology; geophysics; cultural geography; place-making; regional identity; Kiruna; Sweden; 20th century; History Of Sciences and Ideas; idé- och lärdomshistoria;

    Abstract : Science and technology have a tendency to clump together in places where they spawn other forms of societal activities. Sometimes these places become famous through processes known as place-making, or the social construction of place. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Old, the New and the Unknown : The continents and the making of geographical knowledge in seventeenth-century Sweden

    Author : Charlotta Forss; Mats Hallenberg; Henrik Ågren; Kristiina Savin; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; historical geography; Ottoman Empire; colonial America; conceptual history; history of knowledge; history of cartography; history of science; religious geography; early modern history; historisk geografi; kartografi; begreppshistoria; kunskapshistoria; Osmanska riket; vetenskapshistoria; religiös geografi; tidigmodern historia; det koloniala Amerika; historia; History;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates early modern ways of looking at the world through an analysis of what the continents meant in three settings of knowledge making in seventeenth-century Sweden. Combining text, maps and images, the thesis analyses the meaning of the continents in, first, early modern scholarly ‘geography’, second, accounts of journeys to the Ottoman Empire and, third, accounts of journeys to the colony New Sweden. READ MORE

  5. 5. Taming exotic beauties : Swedish hydropower constructions in Tanzania in the era of development assistance, 1960s-1990s

    Author : May-Britt Öhman; Kjell Havnevik; Arne Kaijser; KTH; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; History of science and technology; Hydropower; Electrification; Postcolonial Theory; Feminist Theory; Science and Technology Studies; Colonialism; Development assistance; Africa; Tanzania; Southern Highlands; Great Ruaha River; Vetenskapshistoria; Teknikhistori; Vattenkraftsutbyggnad – Tanzania; Kolonialism – Tanzania; Utvecklingsbistånd – Tanzania; History of technology and industry; Teknik- och industrihistoria; Historia; History;

    Abstract : This study analyses the history of a large hydroelectric scheme – the Great Ruaha power project in Tanzania. The objective is to establish why and how this specific scheme came about, and as part of this to identify the key actors involved in the decision-making process, including the ideological contexts within which they acted. READ MORE