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The Emergence of a Scientific Culture
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The Emergence of a Scientific Culture: Science and the Shaping of Modernity 1210-1685

Stephen Gaukroger

Abstract

The West's sense of itself, its relation to its past, and its sense of its future have been profoundly altered since the 17th century as cognitive values generally have gradually come to be shaped around scientific ones. The issue is not just that science brought a new set of such values to the task of understanding the world and our place in it, but rather that it completely transformed the task, redefining the goals of enquiry. This is a distinctive feature of the development of a scientific culture in the West and it marks it out from other scientifically productive cultures. This book exam ... More

Keywords: cognitive practice, cognitive values, cultural product, natural philosophy, Scientific Revolution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199296446
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296446.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Gaukroger, author
University of Sydney
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