The Emergence of a Scientific Culture: Science and the Shaping of Modernity 1210-1685

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Why did science emerge in the West and how did scientific values come to be regarded as the yardstick for all other forms of knowledge? Stephen Gaukroger shows just how bitterly the cognitive and cultural standing of science was contested in its early development. Rejecting the traditional picture of secularization, he argues that science in the seventeenth century emerged not in opposition to religion but rather was in many respects driven by it. Moreover, science did not present a unified picture of nature but was an ...

The Emergence of a Scientific Culture: Science and the Shaping of Modernity 1210-1685 2009, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199550012

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The Emergence of a Scientific Culture: Science and the Shaping of Modernity 1210-1685 2006, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199296446

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