A Short History of Scientific ThoughtA Short History of Scientific Thought

Robert C. Bannister, Social Darwinism: Science and Myth in Anglo-American Thought (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, ... 22 Beyond Newton: Energy and Thermodynamics Newtonianism might be said 260 A SHORT HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT.

Author: John Henry

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780230356467


Page: 328

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An essential introductory textbook that shows students how science came to be such an important aspect of modern culture. Lively and readable, it provides a rich historical survey of the major developments in scientific thought, from the Ancient Greeks to the twentieth century. John Henry also explains how new scientific theories have emerged and analyses their impact on contemporary thinking. This is an ideal core text for modules on the History of Science, Medicine and Technology, or the History and Philosophy of Science - or a supplementary text for broader modules on European History or Intellectual History - which may be offered at the upper levels of an undergraduate History, Philosophy or Science degree. In addition it is a crucial resource for students who may be studying the history of science for the first time as part of a taught postgraduate degree in European History, Intellectual History, Science or Philosophy.

A Short History of Science and Scientific ThoughtA Short History of Science and Scientific Thought

Bacon gave too much attention to gathering facts and little or none to mathematical reasoning about them : Descartes made precisely the opposite error . The practical scientists of the subsequent decades found out the happy mean ...

Author: Frank Sherwood Taylor


ISBN: UCAL:B4241410


Page: 440

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Science and Civilisation in China Volume 2 History of Scientific ThoughtScience and Civilisation in China Volume 2 History of Scientific Thought

A Short History of Biology . Oxford , 1931 . ... From Magic to Science ; Essays on the Scientific Twilight . ... Giordano Bruno ; his Life and Thought , with an annotated Translation of his Work ' On the Infinite Universe and Worlds ' .

Author: Joseph Needham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521058007


Page: 746

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The second volume of Dr Joseph Needham's great work Science and Civilisation in China is devoted to the history of scientific thought. Beginning with ancient times, it describes the Confucian milieu in which arose the organic naturalism of the great Taoist school, the scientific philosophy of the Mohists and Logicians, and the quantitative materialism of the Legalists. Thus we are brought on to the fundamental ideas which dominated scientific thinking in the Chinese middle ages. The author opens his discussion by considering the remote and pictographic origins of words fundamental in scientific discourse, and then sets forth the influential doctrines of the Two Forces and the Five Elements. Subsequently he writes of the important sceptical tradition, the effects of Buddhist thought, and the Neo-Confucian climax of Chinese naturalism. Last comes a discussion of the conception of Laws of Nature in China and the West.

A Short History of Science to the Nineteenth CenturyA Short History of Science to the Nineteenth Century

Bruno perished miserably without the hope or thought that he had a disciple. And yet his view was soon to displace that of medieval Christianity. Before he had been dead for thirty years, the world was, for the man of science, ...

Author: Charles Singer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486169286


Page: 432

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This fascinating and highly readable study by a noted historian uses maps, charts and diagrams to trace the development of the idea of a rational and interconnected material world across two and half millennia.

A Short History of Nearly EverythingA Short History of Nearly Everything

As a result, A Short History of Nearly Everything reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409095484


Page: 676

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The ultimate eye-opening journey through time and space, A Short History of Nearly Everything is the biggest-selling popular science book of the 21st century and has sold over 2 million copies. 'Possibly the best scientific primer ever published.' Economist 'Truly impressive...It's hard to imagine a better rough guide to science.' Guardian 'A travelogue of science, with a witty, engaging, and well-informed guide' The Times Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller, but even when he stays safely at home he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. A Short History of Nearly Everything is his quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. Bill Bryson's challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry and particle physics, and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. As a result, A Short History of Nearly Everything reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

Herder and Scientific ThoughtHerder and Scientific Thought

VIII History of science ( a ) Works on the history of science and of scientific thought 118. Cajori , F. , A History of Physics in its Elementary Branches ... Singer , C. , Short History of Scientific Ideas , Oxford , 1959 . 130.

Author: Hugh Barr Nisbet

Publisher: MHRA



Page: 152

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Shortened version of Herder and the Philosophy and History of Science.

A Short History of FreethoughtA Short History of Freethought

In nothing, perhaps, is the danger of Sacred Books more fully exemplified than in their influence for the suppression of true scientific thought. A hundredfold more potently than the faiths of ancient Greece has that of Christendom ...

Author: John M. Robertson

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783732672134


Page: 589

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Reproduction of the original: A Short History of Freethought by John M. Robertson

A Short History of SecularismA Short History of Secularism

Thomas Kuhn had argued that the history of science could be analysed by recognizing that in different historical periods there were dominant sets of assumptions which guided scientific thought. These assumptions characterized the ...

Author: Graeme Smith

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857716798


Page: 232

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What does it mean to call Western society 'secular'? What is 'secularism'? And how should we understand the concept of 'secularism' in international relations, particularly the clash between radical Islam and the West? The Latin term from which the word 'secular' is derived - 'saeculum' - means 'generation' or 'age', and came to mean that which belongs to this life, to the here and now, in this world. It is widely used as a shorthand for the ideology which shapes contemporary society without reference to the divine.However, according to Graeme Smith, 'secularism' represents a great deal more. He offers a radical reappraisal of the notion of secularism and its history, beginning with the Greeks and proceeding to modernity and the contemporary period. The assumption that the West is becoming increasingly secular is often unquestioned. By contrast, Dr Smith discerns a different kind of society: one informed by a historical legacy which makes sense only when it is appreciated that it is religious. Secularism was born of Christianity. Daringly - and very originally - Smith argues that it is impossible to understand the idea of the secular without appreciating that, at root, it is Christian. "A Short History of Secularism" will fundamentally reshape discussions of western culture, religion and politics. It will have strong appeal to students of religion, political philosophy, and the history of ideas.

A Short History of Modern PhilosophyA Short History of Modern Philosophy

... intellectual history lies in his exploration of the fundamental principles of scientific thought, summarised in the Novum Organum (1620). In this work Bacon sets out to show the inadequacies of Aristotelian science and of the barren ...

Author: Roger Scruton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134792085


Page: 320

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A Short History of Modern Philosophy is a lucid, challenging and up-to-date survey of the philosophers and philosophies from the founding father of modern philosophy, René Descartes, to the most important and famous philosopher of the twentieth century, Ludwig Wittgenstein. Roger Scruton has been widely praised for his success in making the history of modern philosophy cogent and intelligible to anyone wishing to understand this fascinating subject. In this new edition, he has responded to the explosion of interest in the history of philosophy by substantially rewriting the book, taking account of recent debates and scholarship.