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Science in culture

Author: Piotr Jaroszyński
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2007.
Series: Value inquiry book series, v. 185.; Value inquiry book series., Gilson studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book tries to uncover science's discoverer and explain why the conception of science has been changing during the centuries, and why science can be beneficial and dangerous for humanity. Far from being hermetic, this research can be interesting for all who want to understand deeper what really conditions the place of science in culture."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Piotr Jaroszyński
ISBN: 9789042021365 9042021365
OCLC Number: 123126174
Description: xx, 314 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations --
Foreword / Mieczysław Albert Kra̜piec --
Preface / Tadeusz Kwiatkowski --
Introduction --
Acknowledgments --
pt. 1, The rise of theoretical knowledge --
1. The discovery of science : Greece or the East? --
2. Why the Greeks? --
3. Bios Theoretikos --
4. Philosophy's rise from sensations to wisdom --
5. Knowledge and opinion --
6. Theoretical features of the object of scientific cognition --
7. Theoretical justification --
8. Theoretical proof --
9. Types of science --
pt. 2. The Hellenistic deformation of theoretical knowledge --
10. Knowledge or philosophy for the sake of praxis --
1. Stoic modifications to philosophy --
2. The stoic understanding of philosophy --
3. The divisions of philosophy --
4. The leading science : ethics or physics? --
5. Logic as a science --
6. Consequences of the stoic understanding of philosophy --
11. Neo-Platonism : an end beyond knowledge --
1. From philosophy to mysticism in Polotinus --
2. Theurgy in place of philosophy (Iamblichus). pt. 3. Philosophy and theology in relation to revelation --
12. Aversion to pagan authority --
13. Handmaiden to theology --
14. Sacred Scripture and the problem of interpretation : the Sentences --
15. Metaphysics and natural theology --
16. Philosophy in the service of theology --
pt. 4. Science : toward technology and ideology --
17. The problem of the continuity of science in the Middle Ages --
18. The problem of experimental science in the Middle Ages --
1. Utility --
2. Experiment --
3. Inventions --
19. The mathematization of scientific knowledge --
20. The influence of nominalism. pt. 5. Science as technology --
21. The quest for an Earthly paradise --
22. The end of knowledge : complete utilitarianism --
23. The influence of the East --
1. Hermeticism --
2. The Cabala --
24. Science and utopia : from the House of Solomon to the royal Society --
25. A new model of scientific knowledge --
1. Science without causes? --
2. Induction : from first premises to the syllogism --
3. Experience and the discovery of nature's secrets --
4. Discovery and marvels --
26. Philosophy and gnosticism --
1. What is gnosticism? --
2. The way of salvation --
3. Gnosticism and German idealism. pt. 6. The transformation of philosophy into ideology --
27. Ideas --
concepts --
impressions --
28. The war against idols --
29. The critique of Catholicism and metaphysics --
30. Ideology and the new social order --
31. Ideology : the evolution of the concept --
pt. 7. Toward a new world order --
32. Kant : the world before reason's tribunal --
33. Auguste Comte : toward a new age --
34. Neopositivism at war with metaphysics --
35. Science and the new world order or Science in the service of globalism --
pt. 8. The place of science in culture --
36. What is culture? --
37. The domains of culture --
38. Ends, limits, and directions in the growth of science --
39. Conclusion --
Notes --
Bibliography --
About the author --
Index of works --
Index of authors, editors, and translators --
Index of subjects --
Index of names.
Series Title: Value inquiry book series, v. 185.; Value inquiry book series., Gilson studies.
Responsibility: Piotr Jaroszynski ; translated from the Polish by Hugh McDonald.
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