Bernard Cohen

Bernard CohenIn existographies, I. Bernard Cohen (1914-2003) (CR:8) was an American history of science scholar—the first American PhD in the history of science—noted for a number of publications, beginning in the 1994, on the overlap of the natural sciences and the social sciences, and the history of some social Newtons in general, in what seems to have been a reaction followup to the publication of Philip Mirowski's famously provoking More Heat Than Light (1989).

Social Newtons
In 1994, Cohen outlined, somehow, how Irish-born English philosopher George Berkeley developed or had some type of “Newtonian sociology”. [1]

In 2008, Cohen cited Crane Brinton’s 1950 usage of the term “Newton of social science” in a discussion of Charles Montesquieu’s 1748 The Spirit of the Laws, wherein he compares a well-working monarch with the systems of the universe, employing some type of social gravitation theory. (Ѻ)

Cohen's April 1955 interview with Albert Einstein was the last Einstein gave before his reaction end (death); published that July in Scientific American.

In 1985, Cohen, in his Revolution in Science, discussed Einstein’s views on the so-called Maxwellian revolution. [3]

Quotes | By
The following are noted and or representative quotes:

“The study of the interaction between the natural sciences and the social sciences has been a grossly neglected field of study.”
— Bernard Cohen (1993), “Analogy, Homology, and Metaphor in the Interaction between the Natural Sciences and Social Sciences, Especially Economics” [2]

1. (a) Cohen, I. Bernard. (1994). “Newton and the Social Sciences: with Special Reference to Economics, or, the Case of the Missing Paradigm”, in: Natural Images in Economic Thought: Markets Read in Tooth and Claw (editor: Philip Mirowski) (§3). Cambridge University Press.
(b) Cohen, I. Bernard. (1994). “An Analysis of the Interaction Between the Natural Sciences and the Social Sciences” (abs), The Natural and the Social Sciences, Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 150:1-99.
2. Cohen, I. Bernard. (1993). “Analogy, Homology, and Metaphor in the Interaction between the Natural Sciences and Social Sciences, Especially Economics” (Ѻ), in: Non-natural Social Science: Reflecting on the Enterprise of More Heat Than Light (editor: Neil de Marchi) (pgs. 7-44). Duke University Press.
3. Cohen, I. Bernard (1985). Revolution in Science (pg. 443). Harvard University Press.

Further reading
● Cohen, I. Bernard. (1994). Interactions: Some Contacts between the Natural Sciences and the Social Sciences. Publisher.
● Cohen, I. Bernard. (1994). The Natural Sciences and the Social Sciences: Some Critical and Historical Perspectives. Kluwer Academic.
● Cohen, I. Bernard. (1995). Science and the Founding Fathers: Science in the Political Thought of Jefferson, Franklin, Adams, and Madison. Publisher.
● Cohen, I. Bernard and Smith, George E. (2002). The Cambridge Companion to Newton. Cambridge University Press.

External links
I. Bernard Cohen – Wikipedia.

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