2 edition of Investing in the scientific revolution found in the catalog.
Investing in the scientific revolution
Arthur C. Merrill
|LC Classifications||HG4963 .M4|
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|Number of Pages||293|
|LC Control Number||62007662|
Brand new Book. The 'scientific revolution' of the sixteenth and seventeenth century continues to command attention in historical debate. Controversy still rages about the extent to which it was essentially a 'revolution of the mind', or how far it must also be explained by wider considerations. In this volume, leading scholars of early modern. The book does more than propose a new model of scientific progress. It also tells us why other models are mistaken. Kuhn refutes the correspondence theory of truth, logical posit Within this book, a page essay somehow gets crammed into tedious pages and crowned by a lengthy page postscript.
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A book which every scientist curious about our predecessors should read."—Trevor Pinch, New Scientist "It's hard to believe that there could be a more accessible, informed or concise account of how it [the scientific revolution], and we have come to this. The Scientific Revolution should be a set text in all the disciplines/5(2). The Scientific Revolution | This book introduces students to the best recent writings on the Scientific Revolution of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Introduces students to the best recent writings on the Scientific Revolution of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
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Unlike many books by expert historians, Wootton is a master of straightforward and clear writing. Wooton's thesis will resonate with working scientists, and will shock many schooled in relativist sociology or history.
Clear evidence is laid our that much of what underlies the scientific revolution is a unique cultural achievement/5(). The last words of the book are approx,''It has now become difficult to think our way back into a world where people did not speak of facts hypotheses and theories,where knowledge was not grounded in evidence,where Nature did not have scientific revolution has almost become invisible because it has been so successful''.Cited by: The first chapter concerns the ancient roots of the scientific revolution.
The next discusses major figures--and factors--from Copernicus to Galileo to the printing press. The third presents important ideas and people at the movement's height, and the fourth involves its legacy. Like others in the series, the book has a useful appendix of 4/5(1). Summary: This book attempts to provide a comprehensive analysis on all material written about the Scientific Revolution.
Cohen argues that the key component of the Western world (and what has set it apar A. Themes/5. Introduces students to the best recent writings on the Scientific Revolution of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Covers a wide range of topics including astronomy, science and religion, natural philosophy, technology, medicine and alc This book introduces students to the best recent writings on the Scientific Revolution of the sixteenth /5(2). Books shelved as scientific-revolution: Ingenious Pursuits: Building the Scientific Revolution by Lisa Jardine, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by.
"The Structure of Scientific Revolutions did a gestalt flip on just about every assumption about the who, how, and what of scientific progress The book still vibrates our culture’s walls like a trumpet call.
History of science may not have become exactly what Kuhn thought it should, but The Structure of Scientific Revolutions knocked it off its existing tracks.”Reviews: Steven Shapin is the Franklin L. Ford Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University. He is the author of A Social History of Truth and The Scientific Revolution, and with Simon Schaffer, the coauthor of Leviathan and the Air-Pump.
He has also written for the New Yorker and is a frequent contributor to the London Review of s: 2. It is written with a combination of depth and clarity that make it an almost unbroken series of aphorisms Kuhn does not permit truth to be a criterion of scientific theories, he would presumably not claim his own theory to be true.
But if causing a revolution is the hallmark of a superior paradigm, [this book] has been a resounding success."Reviews: the Book had a wide literary usage well before the century of Galileo and Kepler.
In this article I will focus precisely on what happened before the scientific revolution and try to shed light on three major questions: a) How were the “Two Books” mutually related and how was their content considered of some relevance to a better.
Verified Purchase. In "The Scientific Revolution", Steven Shapin argues, “Although many seventeenth-century practitioners expressed their intention of brining about radical intellectual change, the people who are said to have made the revolution used no Reviews: Verified Purchase.
In "The Scientific Revolution", Steven Shapin argues, “Although many seventeenth-century practitioners expressed their intention of brining about radical intellectual change, the people who are said to have made the revolution used no such term to refer to what they were doing” (pg.
2).Reviews: The philosophical basis for the scientific revolution was expressed in the writings of Francis Bacon, who urged that the experimental method plays the key role in the development of scientific theories, and of René Descartes, who held that the universe is a mechanical system that can be described in mathematical terms.
The Scientific Revolution Revisited brings Mikuláš Teich back to the great movement of thought and action that transformed European science and society in the seventeenth century.
Drawing on a lifetime of scholarly experience in six penetrating chapters, Teich examines the ways of investigating and understanding nature that matured during the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, charting. 11 J. Smolka, ‘Scientific Revolution in Bohemia’, in R. Porter and M.
Teich (eds.), The Scientific Rev 12 Another knowledgeable member of the group, Josef Smolka, more than thirty years after their joint publication, voices justifiable scepticism about applying the term ‘centre’ to the circle of inquirers into natural phenomena.
The Scientific Revolution () quizzes about important details and events in every section of the book. Search all of SparkNotes Search. Suggestions Use up and down arrows to review and enter to select. A Christmas Carol A Midsummer Night's Dream Dr. The Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century has often been called a decisive turning point in human history.
It represents, for good or ill, the birth of modern science and modern ways of. The growing flood of information that resulted from the Scientific Revolution put heavy strains upon old institutions and practices. It was no longer sufficient to publish scientific results in an expensive book that few could buy; information had to be spread widely and rapidly.
This book challenges the traditional historiography of the Scientific Revolution, probably the single most important unifying concept in the history of science. Usually referring to the period from Copernicus to Newton (roughly to ), the Scientific Revolution is considered to be the central episode in the history of science, the historical moment at which that unique way of looking at.
The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution by David Wootton review – a big bang moment The birth of science in Europe was the greatest revolution of all, argues this. The book examines six particularly fascinating episodes of scientific inquiry and dispute in sixteenth-century London, bringing to life the individuals involved and the challenges they faced.Brockman is an interesting man and a good editor for this anthology.
The premise of Third Culture is unique: taking its title and approach from C.P. Snow's famed essay "The Two Cultures", which concerned the divide between liberal arts/social sciences knowledge fields and knowledge of the hard and life sciences in society, Brockman has brought together essays from leading scientists such as /5(14).The Scientific Revolution.
SUMMARY: The Scientific Revolution; 2ND Thomas S. Kuhn: Structure of Scientific Revolutions, [At Emory] Summary of theories of an important modern theorist of the idea of scientific revolution.; WEB See The Galileo Project; [At Rice] for a website focused on the early scientific revolution.