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Styles of scientific thinking in the european tradition : the history of argument and explanation especially in the mathematical and biomedical sciences and arts

Author: Alistair Cameron Crombie
Publisher: London : Duckworth, 1994.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alistair Cameron Crombie
OCLC Number: 468805329
Notes: Notes bibliogr.
Description: 3 vol. (XXXI-2456 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Volume 1. Science in intellectual culture --
Intellectual and moral commitments of science --
Greek mathematics --
Greek medicine --
Aristotle --
Aristotle and synthesis --
Medieval logic of experiment --
The rational artist --
The rational experimenter --
volume 2. The science of music --
Exemplary thinkers --
The imitation of nature --
The modelling of the senses --
The analogical model --
Commitments of taxonomy --
The search for a natural system --
The calculus of expectation and choice --
The statistical economy of nature --
volume 3. Commitments of historical derivation --
History of the human mind --
History of nature --
Evolution by natural selection --
Reflections.
Responsibility: A.C. Crombie.
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