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The collapse of mechanism and the rise of sensibility : science and the shaping of modernity, 1680-1760

Author: Stephen Gaukroger
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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How did we come to have a scientific culture - one in which cognitive values are shaped around scientific ones? Stephen Gaukroger presents a rich and fascinating investigation of the development of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Gaukroger
ISBN: 9780199594931 0199594937
OCLC Number: 698476784
Description: 1 v. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction ; PART I ; 1. The Construction of a New World Picture ; 2. The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy ; PART II ; 3. The Metaphysical Unity of Natural Philosophy ; 4. From Experimental Philosophy to Empiricism ; 5. Explaining the Phenomena ; PART III ; 6. Natural Philosophy and the Republic of Letters ; 7. The Realm of Reason ; PART IV ; 8. The Fortunes of a Unified Model of Natural Philosophy ; 9. Material Activity ; 10. Living and Dead Matter ; PART V ; 11. The Realm of Sensibility ; 12. Historical Understanding and the Human Condition ; Conclusion ; Bibliography of Works Cited ; Index
Responsibility: Stephen Gaukroger.

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