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

Label
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
Statement of responsibility
H. Floris Cohen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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. Building on his earlier The Scientific Revolution: A Historiographical Inquiry (1994), Cohen's new book connects the latest research results in highly innovative ways, breaking up all-too-deeply frozen patterns of thinking about the history of science"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
N$T
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Cohen, H. Floris
Dewey number
509
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
Q125
LC item number
.C638 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Science
  • Science, Ancient
  • SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • History of science
  • Mathematics and science
  • Science: general issues
  • Science
  • Science, Ancient
  • Europe
Label
How Modern Science Came into the World : Four Civilizations, One 17th-Century Breakthrough, H. Floris Cohen
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt45kddd
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 743-765) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The first transformation: realist-mathematical science
  • The second transformation: a kinetic-corpuscularian philosophy of nature
  • The third transformation: to find facts through experiment
  • Concurrence explained
  • Prospects around 1640
  • Part III:
  • Dynamics of the Revolution
  • Achievements and limitations of realist-mathematical science
  • Achievements and limitations of kinetic corpuscularianism
  • Legitimacy in the balance
  • Part I:
  • Achievements and limitations of fact-finding experimentalism
  • Nature-knowledge decompartmentalized
  • The fourth transformation: corpuscular motion geometrized
  • The fifth transformation: the baconian brew
  • Legitimacy of a new kind
  • Nature-knowledge by 1684: the achievement so far
  • The sixth transformation: the newtonian synthesis
  • Nature-Knowledge in Traditional Society
  • Greek foundations, Chinese contrasts
  • Greek nature-knowledge transplanted: the islamic world
  • Greek nature-knowledge transplanted in part: medieval Europe
  • Greek nature-knowledge transplanted, and more: renaissance Europe
  • Part II:
  • Three revolutionary transformations
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xl, 784 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789048512737
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 9786612985317
  • ISBN: 9789089642394
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 298531
  • 22573/ctt45rw0z
System control number
  • (OCoLC)710153850
  • (OCoLC)ocn710153850
Label
How Modern Science Came into the World : Four Civilizations, One 17th-Century Breakthrough, H. Floris Cohen
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt45kddd
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 743-765) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The first transformation: realist-mathematical science
  • The second transformation: a kinetic-corpuscularian philosophy of nature
  • The third transformation: to find facts through experiment
  • Concurrence explained
  • Prospects around 1640
  • Part III:
  • Dynamics of the Revolution
  • Achievements and limitations of realist-mathematical science
  • Achievements and limitations of kinetic corpuscularianism
  • Legitimacy in the balance
  • Part I:
  • Achievements and limitations of fact-finding experimentalism
  • Nature-knowledge decompartmentalized
  • The fourth transformation: corpuscular motion geometrized
  • The fifth transformation: the baconian brew
  • Legitimacy of a new kind
  • Nature-knowledge by 1684: the achievement so far
  • The sixth transformation: the newtonian synthesis
  • Nature-Knowledge in Traditional Society
  • Greek foundations, Chinese contrasts
  • Greek nature-knowledge transplanted: the islamic world
  • Greek nature-knowledge transplanted in part: medieval Europe
  • Greek nature-knowledge transplanted, and more: renaissance Europe
  • Part II:
  • Three revolutionary transformations
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xl, 784 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789048512737
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 9786612985317
  • ISBN: 9789089642394
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 298531
  • 22573/ctt45rw0z
System control number
  • (OCoLC)710153850
  • (OCoLC)ocn710153850

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