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The emergence of a scientific culture : science and the shaping of modernity 1210-1685

Author: Stephen Gaukroger; International Society for Science and Religion.
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon, Oxford University Press, 2008, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st pbk. ed.]View all editions and formats
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"Why did science emerge in the West and how did scientific values come to be regarded as the yardstick for all other forms of knowledge? Stephen Gaukroger shows just how bitterly the cognitive and cultural standing of science was contested in its early development. Rejecting the traditional picture of secularization, he argues that science in the seventeenth century emerged not in opposition to religion but rather  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Gaukroger; International Society for Science and Religion.
ISBN: 9780199550012 0199550018 9780199296446 0199296448
OCLC Number: 773192584
Notes: Originally published: Oxford: Clarendon, 2006.
Donated by the International Society for Science & Religion (ISSR).
ISSR: ZZ91 GS01 (spine).
Awards: Winner of *Choice* Outstanding Academic Book 2007.
Description: ix, 563 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Science and modernity --
Augustinian synthesis to Aristotelian amalgam --
Renaissance natural philosophies --
The interpretation of nature and the origins of physico-theology --
Reconstructing natural philosophy --
Reconstructing the natural philosopher --
The aims of enquiry --
Corpuscularianism and the rise of mechanism --
The scope of mechanism --
Experimental natural philosophy --
The quantitative transformation of natural philosophy --
The unity of knowledge.
Other Titles: Science and the shaping of modernity 1210-1685
Responsibility: Stephen Gaukroger.
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