The Natural and the Human: Science and the Shaping of Modernity, 1739-1841

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Stephen Gaukroger presents an original account of the development of empirical science and the understanding of human behaviour from the mid-eighteenth century. Since the seventeenth century, science in the west has undergone a unique form of cumulative development in which it has been consolidated through integration into and shaping of a culture. But in the eighteenth century, science was cut loose from the legitimating culture in which it had had a public rationale as a fruitful and worthwhile form of enquiry. What kept ...

The Natural and the Human: Science and the Shaping of Modernity, 1739-1841 2018, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198801603

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The Natural and the Human: Science and the Shaping of Modernity, 1739-1841 2016, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198757634

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