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Science and the Enlightenment (Cambridge History of Science)

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Science and the Enlightenment is a general history of eighteenth-century science covering both the physical and life sciences. It places the scientific developments of the century in the cultural context of the Enlightenment and reveals the extent to which scientific ideas permeated the thought of the age. The book takes advantage of topical scholarship, which is rapidly changing our understanding of science during the eighteenth century. In particular it describes how science was organized into fields that were quite different from those we know today. Professor Hankins's work is a much needed addition to the literature on eighteenth-century science. His study is not technical; it will be of interest to all students of the Enlightenment and the history of science, as well as to the general reader with some background in science.

Synopsis:

This book is a general history of eighteenth-century developments in physical and life sciences.

Synopsis:

A general history of 18th century science covering both the physical and life sciences. Places the scientific developments of the century in the cultural context of the Enlightenment and reveals the extent to which scientific ideas permeated the thought of the age.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The character of the enlightenment; 2. Mathematics and the exact sciences; 3. Experimental physics; 4. Chemistry; 5. Natural history and physiology; 6. The moral sciences; Bibliographic essay; Sources of quotations; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521286190
Editor:
Basalla, George
Editor:
Hannaway, Owen
Editor:
Basalla, George
Editor:
Hannaway, Owen
Author:
Basalla, George
Author:
Hankins, Thomas L.
Author:
Hannaway, Owen
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Science
Subject:
History
Subject:
Science -- History.
Subject:
Sciences
Subject:
History of Science-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Studies in the History of Science
Series Volume:
no. 6
Publication Date:
19850431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
31 b/w illus.
Pages:
226
Dimensions:
8.70x5.90x1.00 in. .65 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This book is a general history of eighteenth-century developments in physical and life sciences.
"Synopsis" by , A general history of 18th century science covering both the physical and life sciences. Places the scientific developments of the century in the cultural context of the Enlightenment and reveals the extent to which scientific ideas permeated the thought of the age.
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