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A history of scientific ideas

Author: Charles Singer
Publisher: New York : Barnes and Noble Books, 1996, ©1959.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Singer
ISBN: 0880295767 9780880295765
OCLC Number: 38838744
Notes: "Originally published as A short history of scientific ideas to 1900" by Oxford University Press, 1959.
Description: xviii, 525 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
Introduction, Nature of the scientific process --
Rise of mental coherence, the foundations: Mesopotamia, Egypt, Ionia, Magna Graecia, Athens, to C. 400 B.C. --
The great adventure, Unitary systems of thought: Athens, 400-300 B.C. --
the second adventure, Divorce of science and philosophy, Alexandria (300 B.C.-A.D. 200) --
The failure of inspiration, science the handmaid of practice: Imperial Rome (50 B.C.-A.D. 400) --
the failure of knowledge, the middle ages: Theology, queen of the sciences (c.A.D. 400-C.1400) --
Revival of learning, rite of humanism: attempted return to antiquity (1250-1600) --
The insurgent century, downfall of Aristotle (1600-1700): New attempts at synthesis --
The mechanical world, enthronement of determminism (1700-1850) --Culimnation of the mechanical view of the world (c. 1850-c. 1900) --
index.
Responsibility: Charles Singer.

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