Science and the Enlightenment

ISBN-10: 0521286190

ISBN-13: 9780521286190

Edition: 1985

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Description: 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 recent 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.

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List price: $40.99
Copyright year: 1985
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/26/1985
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 226
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Preface
The character of the enlightenment
Mathematics and the exact sciences
Experimental physics
Chemistry
Natural history and physiology
The moral sciences
Bibliographic essay
Sources of quotations
Index
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