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What did the Romans know? : an inquiry into science and worldmaking

Author: Daryn Lehoux
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Examining the tools and methods that the Romans employed for their investigations of nature, as well as their cultural, intellectual, political, and religious contexts, the author shows that the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daryn Lehoux
ISBN: 9780226143217 022614321X 9780226471143 0226471144
OCLC Number: 859446859
Description: xii, 275 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The web of knowledge --
Nature, Gods, and governance --
Law in nature, nature in law --
Epistemology and judicial rhetoric --
The embeddedness of seeing --
The trouble with taxa --
The long reach of ontology --
Dreams of a final theory --
Of miracles and mistaken theories --
Worlds given, worlds made --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Daryn Lehoux.

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"Brilliantly rethinks both the Roman and our own approaches to the cosmos.... Between the coherent past world that the Romans made and the presumed timelessness of our scientific world, Lehoux leaves Read more...

 
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