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The scientific revolution

Author: Steven Shapin
Publisher: Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press, 1996.
Series: Science.culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rejecting the notion that there is anything like an "essence" of early modern science, Shapin emphasizes the social practices by which scientific knowledge was produced and the social purposes for which it was intended. He shows how the conduct of science emerged from a wide array of early modern philosophical agendas, political commitments, and religious beliefs. And he treats science not as a set of disembodied  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Shapin, Steven.
Scientific revolution.
Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press, 1996
(DLC) 96013196
(OCoLC)34548543
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Shapin
ISBN: 0226750221 9780226750224 9786611430405 6611430407
OCLC Number: 45732956
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 218 pages).
Contents: What was known? --
How was it known? --
What was the knowledge for?
Series Title: Science.culture.
Responsibility: Steven Shapin.
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This work contains Steven Shapin's historical exploration into the origins of the modern scientific worldview. What historians have traditionally called the Scientific Revolution was, in Shapin's  Read more...

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