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The great knowledge transcendence : the rise of western science and technology reframed

Author: Dengjian Jin
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. ©2016
Series: Palgrave studies in the history of science and technology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book illustrates the unnaturalness of modern science and technology by tracing their cognitive, evolutionary, and religious origins.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dengjian Jin
ISBN: 9781137527936 1137527935
OCLC Number: 930488104
Description: xii, 312 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Unnatural Knowledge Part I: THE MYTH, THE CHALLENGE, AND THE GREAT KNOWLEDGE TRANSCENDENCE FRAMEWORK 2. The Myth of Natural Knowledge Growth 3. The 1492 Question and the Needham Puzzle 4. The Blockage View 5. The Revisionist Challenge 6. The Transcendence View of Human Creativity Part II: COGNITIVE LIMITS TO NATURAL KNOWLEDGE CREATION 7. The Limits of Core Knowledge Systems 8. The Limits of Knowledge Generation Systems Part III: THE LIMITED EVOLVABILITY OF PREMODERN KNOWLEDGE 9. The Partial Transcendence of the Axial Age 10. The Limits of Natural Knowers 11. The Limits of Natural Societies of Minds Part IV: THE ADVENT OF TRANSCENDENTAL KNOWING 12. The First Mover 13. Artificial Mechanisms for Knowledge Transcendence 14. Sustained Knowledge Transcendence
Series Title: Palgrave studies in the history of science and technology.
Responsibility: Dengjian Jin.

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