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Science and the Enlightenment : Cambridge Studies in the History of Science - Thomas L. Hankins

Science and the Enlightenment

Cambridge Studies in the History of Science

Paperback Published: 26th August 1985
ISBN: 9780521286190
Number Of Pages: 226

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Science and the Enlightenment is a general history of eighteenth-century science covering both the physical and life sciences. It places the scientific developments of the century in the cultural context of the Enlightenment and reveals the extent to which scientific ideas permeated the thought of the age. The book takes advantage of topical scholarship, which is rapidly changing our understanding of science during the eighteenth century. In particular it describes how science was organized into fields that were quite different from those we know today. Professor Hankins's work is a much needed addition to the literature on eighteenth-century science. His study is not technical; it will be of interest to all students of the Enlightenment and the history of science, as well as to the general reader with some background in science.

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"For students and anyone interested in the history of science this is an excellent account of the development of science as part of - and within the context of - the Enlightenment." William S. Gorman, Science Books & Films "The first book-length account of eighteenth century science since Abraham Wolf's 1939 edition of History of Science, Technology, and Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century, this is a valuable update of both the history of science and the Enlightenment." William S. Gorman, Science Books & Films

Preface
The character of the enlightenment
Mathematics and the exact sciences
Experimental physics
Chemistry
Natural history and physiology
The moral sciences
Bibliographic essay
Sources of quotations
Index
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ISBN: 9780521286190
ISBN-10: 0521286190
Series: Cambridge Studies in the History of Science
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 226
Published: 26th August 1985
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 14.99  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.32

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