History of Science: A Beginner's Guide

OneWorld (2009)

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Sean F. Johnston
University of Glasgow
Abstract
Weaving together intellectual history, philosophy, and social studies, Sean Johnston offers a unique appraisal of the history of science and the nature of this evolving discipline. Science is all-encompassing and new developments are usually mired in controversy; nevertheless, it is a driving force of the modern world. Based on its past, where might it lead us in the twenty-first century?
Keywords history of science   epistemology   sociology of science   philosophy of science
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