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The great rift : literacy, numeracy, and the religion-science divide

Author: Michael E Hobart
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In their search for truth, contemporary religious believers and modern scientific investigators hold many values in common. But in their approaches, they express two fundamentally different conceptions of how to understand and represent the world. Michael E. Hobart looks for the origin of this difference in the work of Renaissance thinkers who invented a revolutionary mathematical system--relational numeracy. By  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael E Hobart
ISBN: 9780674983632 0674983637
OCLC Number: 1006451858
Description: xiv, 506 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: The rift between science and religion --
Religio and scientia --
A world of words and things --
Demonstrable common sense: premodern science --
Teeming things and empty relations --
Early numeracy and the classifying of mathematics --
Thing-mathematics: the medieval quadrivium --
Arithmetic: Hindu-Arabic numbers and the rise of commerce --
Music: taming time, tempering tone --
Geometry: the illusions of perspective and proportion --
Astronomy: the technologies of time --
The moment of modern science --
The birth of analysis --
Toward the mathematization of matter --
Demonstrations and narrations: the doctrine of two truths --
Epilogue: The great rift today.
Responsibility: Michael E. Hobart.

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Michael Hobart locates the great rift between science and religion not in ideological disagreement but in advances in mathematics and symbolic representation that moved past language to open new  Read more...

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A sturdy contribution to the history of science.--Kirkus Reviews (04/16/2018) The immense scope of the chronicle, the professional scholarship, and the depth of insight manifested in this complex and Read more...

 
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