Живот и дело српских научника
Lives and work of the Serbian scientists
ContributorsСарић, Милоје Р.
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Since its foundation in 1922, the Board for studying the lives and works of renowned Serbian scientists from the natural, technical and medical fields has published 7 volumes of „ The Lives and Work of Serbian Scientists". This is volume the eighth in which there are portayals of 14 scientists. So far of them have been taken into consideration for presentation but only 99 were described. The portrayals were to be chronologically arranged, according to the scientists date of birth, but that proved unfeasible so the works were published as they came out and were sent to the Board. The editorial board of „ The Lives and Work of Serbian Scientists" wishes to acknowledge its gratitude to the authors who took part in its creation as well as to all future contributors who will participate in studying the lives of scientists and thus enrich this edition. The Board encountered numerous obstacles while preparing the edition, including the search for suitable writers and the procure...ment of material resources. However, we are satisfied with the fact that the importance which this edition bears for the history of Serbian science has been recognized and that studying the past results has now opened new cultural space and helped time barriers to be overcome while our scientists are being authentically presented to the world. Finding out about the problems that our scientific masterminds were preoccupied with, and which contributed to the development of not only ours but the world's science too, basically represents part of the history of science which tells us how particular sciences developed. The observation of specific problems, the change in their courses, the ascent but also faltering of new ideas that might make a suitable focal point of scientific research have all contributed to a better understanding of the history of our science, or the philosophy of science in other words. We feel certain that this edition will inspire new generations which will, through exploration of particular scientific problems, find material for their research, and that publishing it will not serve only to preserve what is valuable in the works of individual scientists and the founders of particular fields of exploration, but also to secure a continuum in reflections on creative roots that could be inspirational and encouraging to new generations. In conclusion it may be said that this edition represents a link in a systematic studying of the history of science which is not only to serve to protect our scientific heritage but also to define scientific thought which enables the future of particular sciences to be perceived from the past and thus help the history of science become a philosophy.
Keywords:Serbian scientists / biographies / Milan Jovanović Batut / Mita (Dimitrije) Petrović / Aleksa M. Stanojević / Svetolik P. Stevanović / Živojin M. Đorđević / Miloje M. Stojiljković / Branislav Petronijević / Radivoj Kašanin / Slobodan Dobrosavljević / Stojan I. Pavlović / Branko Božić / Dragutin Prosen / Branislav Bukurov / Aleksandar Terzin
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