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The scientific revolution : a historiographical inquiry

Author: H Floris Cohen
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this ambitious historiography of the Scientific Revolution, H. Floris Cohen examines the body of work on the intellectual, social, and cultural origins of early modern science. Cohen critically surveys a wide range of nineteenth-and twentieth-century scholarship and offers new perspectives on how historians have conceived of the Scientific Revolution and the ways in which the event has changed forever the way we  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: H Floris Cohen
ISBN: 0226112799 9780226112794 0226112802 9780226112800
OCLC Number: 29256967
Description: xviii, 662 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. 'Almost a New Nature' --
pt. 1. Defining the Nature of the Scientific Revolution. 2. The Great Tradition. 3. The New Science in a Wider Setting --
pt. 2. The Search for Causes of the Scientific Revolution. 4. The Emergence of Early Modern Science from Previous Western Thought on Nature. 5. The Emergence of Early Modern Science from Events in the History of Western Europe. 6. The Nonemergence of Early Modern Science outside Western Europe --
pt. 3. Summary and Conclusions: 'The Banquet of Truth'. 7. The Scientific Revolution: Fifty Years in the Life of a Concept. 8. The Structure of the Scientific Revolution.
Responsibility: H. Floris Cohen.
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Examines the body of work on the intellectual, social and cultural origins of early modern science. Cohen surveys a wide range of scholarship since the 19th century, offering new perspectives on how  Read more...

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