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Author Dear, Peter Robert
Title The intelligibility of nature : how science makes sense of the world / Peter Dear
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  Q175.32.R45 D285 2006    AVAILABLE    30530000429340
Descript xii, 242 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Series Science.culture
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-233) and index
Contents: Introduction : science as natural philosophy, science as instrumentality -- The mechanical universe from Galileo to Newton -- A place for everything : the classification of the world -- The chemical revolution thwarted by atoms -- Design and disorder : the origin of species -- Dynamical explanation : the aether and Victorian machines -- How to understand nature? Einstein, Bohr, and the quantum universe -- Conclusion : making sense in science
Subject Science -- Methodology -- History
Science -- Philosophy -- History
Reasoning -- History
Philosophy of nature -- History
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