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Uncommon sense : the heretical nature of science

Author: Alan H Cromer
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Uncommon Sense is an innovative and lively examination of science and its historical development as an "unnatural" mode of thought. This book looks at why science developed in the West and what its implications have been for our society. This book will also challenge many assumptions about the nature and role of science in our world. Professor of Physics, Alan Cromer, examines not only the history of science and its  Read more...
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Cromer, Alan H., 1935-
Uncommon sense.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
(DLC) 93022892
(OCoLC)28221750
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan H Cromer
ISBN: 1280451165 9781280451164
OCLC Number: 595245964
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 240 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Aspects of Science; Mind and Magic; From Apes to Agriculture; Prophets and Poets; Theorems and Planets; Sages and Scholars; Towns and Gowns; Science and Nonsense; Are we Alone?; Education for an Age of Science; Appendix A: Hindu Trigonometry; Appendix B: An Integrated Science Course.
Responsibility: Alan Cromer.

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Using history, psychology and philosophy, this treatise develops the idea that scientific thought is a radically new way of thinking that is contrary to man's natural tendencies. This view provides  Read more...

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