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The Resource How modern science came into the world : four civilizations, one 17th-century breakthrough, H. Floris Cohen

How modern science came into the world : four civilizations, one 17th-century breakthrough, H. Floris Cohen

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How modern science came into the world : four civilizations, one 17th-century breakthrough
Title
How modern science came into the world
Title remainder
four civilizations, one 17th-century breakthrough
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H. Floris Cohen
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Language
eng
Summary
Once upon a time 'The Scientific Revolution of the 17th century' was an innovative concept that inspired a stimulating narrative of how modern science came into the world. Half a century later, what we now know as 'the master narrative' serves rather as a strait-jacket - so often events and contexts just fail to fit in. No attempt has been made so far to replace the master narrative. H. Floris Cohen now comes up with precisely such a replacement. Key to his path-breaking analysis-cum-narrative is a vision of the Scientific Revolution as made up of six distinct yet narrowly interconnected, revolutionary transformations, each of some twenty-five to thirty years' duration. This vision enables him to explain how modern science could come about in Europe rather than in Greece, China, or the Islamic world. It also enables him to explain how half-way into the 17th century a vast crisis of legitimacy could arise and, in the end, be overcome
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Also available in electronic format.
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DLC
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illustrations
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no index present
LC call number
Q125
LC item number
.C537 2010
Literary form
non fiction
How modern science came into the world : four civilizations, one 17th-century breakthrough, H. Floris Cohen
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How modern science came into the world : four civilizations, one 17th-century breakthrough, H. Floris Cohen
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [743]-765) and indexes
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24 cm.
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xl, 784 p.
Isbn
9789089642394
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(hardbound)
Lccn
2011401935
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ill.
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(OCoLC)700707264

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