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The scientific revolution

Author: Steven Shapin
Publisher: Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rejecting the notion that there is anything like an "essence" of early modern science, Shapin emphasizes the social practices by which scientific knowledge was produced and the social purposes for which it was intended. He shows how the conduct of science emerged from a wide array of early modern philosophical agendas, political commitments, and religious beliefs. And he treats science not as a set of disembodied
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Shapin
ISBN: 0226750205 9780226750200 0226750213 9780226750217
OCLC Number: 34548543
Description: xiv, 218 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: What Was Known? --
How Was It Known? --
What Was the Knowledge For?
Responsibility: Steven Shapin.
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This work contains Steven Shapin's historical exploration into the origins of the modern scientific worldview. What historians have traditionally called the Scientific Revolution was, in Shapin's  Read more...

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