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作者 Wootton, David, 1952- author
書名 The invention of science : a new history of the scientific revolution / David Wootton
出版項 New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]
©2015
國際標準書號 9780061759529 (hardback)
006175952X
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人社中心  Q125 W918 2015    在架上    30560400461924
版本 First U.S. edition
說明 xiv, 769 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 599-722) and index
Introduction. 1. Modern minds ; 2. The idea of the scientific revolution -- Part One. The heavens and the earth. 3. Inventing discovery ; 4. Planet Earth -- Part Two. Seeing is believing. 5. The mathematization of the world ; 6. Gulliver's worlds -- Part Three. Making knowledge. 7. Facts ; 8. Experiments ; 9. Laws ; 10. Hypotheses/theories ; 11. Evidence and judgement -- Part Four. Birth of the modern. 12. Machines ; 13. The disenchantment of the world ; 14. Knowledge is power -- Conclusion. The invention of science. 15. In defiance of nature ; 16. These postmodern days ; 17. 'What do I know?' -- Some longer notes. A note on Greek and medieval 'science' ; A note on religion ; Wittgenstein : no relativist ; Notes on relativism and relativists ; A note on dates and quotations ; A note on the Internet
"The Invention of Science goes back five hundred years in time to chronicle this crucial transformation, exploring the factors that led to its birth and the people who made it happen. Wootton argues that the Scientific Revolution was actually five separate yet concurrent events that developed independently, but came to intersect and create a new worldview. Here are the brilliant iconoclasts--Galileo, Copernicus, Brahe, Newton, and many more curious minds from across Europe--whose studies of the natural world challenged centuries of religious orthodoxy and ingrained superstition. From gunpowder technology, the discovery of the new world, movable type printing, perspective painting, and the telescope to the practice of conducting experiments, the laws of nature, and the concept of the fact, Wootton shows how these discoveries codified into a social construct and a system of knowledge." -- Publisher's website
主題 Science, Renaissance
Science -- Europe -- History
Science -- History
Science. fast (OCoLC)fst01108176
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
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