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The scientific revolution : a historiographical inquiry

Author: H Floris Cohen
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2011?]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Transferred to digital print.]View all editions and formats

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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H Floris Cohen
ISBN: 9780226112800 0226112802
OCLC Number: 793190489
Description: XVIII, 662 Seiten
Contents: Part 1 Defining the Nature of the Scientific Revolution: The Great Tradition - Concepts and approaches in studying the Scientific Revolution; The New Science in a Wider Setting - The cultural, social and historical context of the new science. Part 2 The Search for Causes of the Scientific Revolution: The Emergence of Early Modern Science from Previous Western Thought on Nature - Why the Scientific Revolution did not take place in Ancient Greece and how early modern science emerged from Renaissance thought; The Emergence of Early Modern Science from Events in the History of Western Europe; the Nonemergence of Early Modern Science Outside Western Europe. Part 3 Summary and Conclusions: the Scientific Revolution - 50 Years in the Life of a Concept; the Structure of the Scientific Revolution.
Responsibility: H. Floris Cohen.


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