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The Role of Science in Law$
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Robin Feldman

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195368581

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368581.001.0001

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What is Science?

What is Science?

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(p.97) chapter vi What is Science?
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The Role of Science in Law
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Robin Feldman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368581.003.0006

This chapter highlights key moments in which science emerges and separates from other types of intellectual inquiry. In particular, it focuses on three periods of history that are critical to the development of the law/science relationship: ancient Greece, the Scientific Revolution in Europe, and 20th-century reevaluations of the meaning of science. In highly simplified form, what we think of as science today begins its history deeply entwined with philosophy and theology.

Keywords:   nature of science, law and science, ancient Greece, Scientific Revolution, philosophy of science, science and technology

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