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The Scientific Revolution : An Historiographical Inquiry - H. Floris Cohen

The Scientific Revolution

An Historiographical Inquiry

Paperback Published: 1st January 1994
ISBN: 9780226112800
Number Of Pages: 680

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In this first book-length historiographical study 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 scholarship since the nineteenth century, offering new perspectives on how the Scientific Revolution changed forever the way we understand the natural world and our place in it.
Cohen's discussions range from scholarly interpretations of Galileo, Kepler, and Newton, to the question of why the Scientific Revolution took place in seventeenth-century Western Europe, rather than in ancient Greece, China, or the Islamic world. Cohen contends that the emergence of early modern science was essential to the rise of the modern world, in the way it fostered advances in technology.
A valuable entree to the literature on the Scientific Revolution, this book assesses both a controversial body of scholarship, and contributes to understanding how modern science came into the world.

Almost a New Nature
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
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
Religion and the rise of early modern science, and the social legitimation of the new science
The Nonemergence of Early Modern Science
Outside Western Europe Why the Scientific Revolution eluded China and the Islamic world, and the contributions of non-Western science to the Scientific Revolution
Summary and Conclusions
The Scientific Revolution: Fifty Years in the Life of a Concept Past and future conceptions of the Scientific Revolution
The Structure of the Scientific Revolution An outine of the event and possible causes
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ISBN: 9780226112800
ISBN-10: 0226112802
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 680
Published: 1st January 1994
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.1  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.89

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