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Science and Philosophy in the West

ISBN-10: 013647439X
ISBN-13: 9780136474395
Edition: 1999
Authors: Jeffrey C. Leon
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Description: This book examines the history of science and philosophy in Western thought through an historical presentation of primary selections covering the major developments in science and philosophy. Presents original scientific and philosophical thinking  More...

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Book details

List price: $100.80
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/14/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 330
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

This book examines the history of science and philosophy in Western thought through an historical presentation of primary selections covering the major developments in science and philosophy. Presents original scientific and philosophical thinking that demonstrates how the relationships and content in science and philosophy change and remain the same through history. Features a comprehensive selection of readings that present scientific and philosophical writings in the major disciplines from the beginning of Western philosophy to the twentieth century. The presentation is roughly historical organized by topics such as physics, chemistry, biology, metaphysics, epistemology, and methodology. Topics range from psychology and biology to the Òhard sciences.Ó An important reference for any medical or science professional as well as readers interested in scientific ethics.

Preface
Introduction
Ancient Dialogues
Greek and Medieval Aristotelian Science
The Seventeenth-Century Revolution in Physical Science
Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Transformations in Metaphysics
Modern Views on Scientific Method
Modern Transformations in Biology and Medicine
The Refinement and Evolution of Mechanical Physics
Science and the Obsolescence of Metaphysics and Religion
Social, Ethical, and Political Dimensions in Science and Technology
Some Twentieth-Century Developments in Physical Science
Twentieth-Century Views on Scientific Method
Science and Philosophy at the Turn of the Millennium
Conclusion
Index

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