As New. 5 "x 7 3/4" 211 Pages Indexed. Pristine brand new condition. Interior text pages are flawless. Originally published in London in 1931. According to Bertrand Russell, science is knowledge; that which seeks general laws connecting a number of particular facts. It is, he argues, far superior to art, where much of the knowledge is intangible and assumed. In The Scientific Outlook, Russell delivers one of his most important works, exploring the nature and scope of scientific knowledge, the increased power over nature that science affords and the changes in the lives of human beings that result from new forms of science. Insightful and accessible, this impressive work sees Russell at his very best. Includes Prefatory Note to the Second Edition by Papineau in which he says that he has corrected topical allusions which have become out of date. The material of the last few chapters may seem now more familiar than at the time of the first edition, since it has been popularized in two widely read books, Huxley's Brave New World and Burnham's Managerial Revolution. Contents in 17 Chapters: Examples of Scientific Method, Characteristics of Scientific Method, Limitations of Scientific Method, Scientific Metaphysics, Science and Religion, Beginnings of Scientific Technique, Technique in Inanimate Nature, Technique in Biology, Technique in Physiology, Technique in Psychology, Technique in Society, Artificially Created Societies, The Individual and the Whole, Scientific Government, Education in a Scientific Society, Scientific Reproduction, and Science and Values. Plus Introduction and Notes.
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