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The dialogue of civilizations in the birth of modern science

Author: Arun Bala
Publisher: Singapore : ISEAS, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Arun Bala challenges Eurocentric conceptions of history by showing how Chinese, Indian, Arabic, and ancient Egyptian ideas in philosophy, mathematics, cosmology and physics played an indispensable  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arun Bala
ISBN: 1403974683 9781403974686 9789812309082 981230908X
OCLC Number: 780006244
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Description: xii, 230 pages
Contents: Preface Introduction Why Did Modern Science Not Develop in Civilization X? The Eurocentric History of Science Multicultural Histories of Science Towards a Thematic Approach to Multicultural History What Made the Renaissance in Europe? The Narrow Copernican Revolution The Alhazen Optical Revolution The Modern Atomic Revolution Integrating Hellenic and Indian Traditions Universal Mathematical Laws in a Mechanical Universe Fusing Solar and Stellar Cosmologies The Wider Copernican Revolution Contrasting Competitive Plausibility Bibliography Name Index Subject Index
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