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The Collapse of Mechanism and the Rise of SensibilityScience and the Shaping of Modernity, 1680-1760$
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Stephen Gaukroger

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199594931

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594931.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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The Collapse of Mechanism and the Rise of Sensibility
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Stephen Gaukroger (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594931.003.0001

The significance of the emergence of such scientific values lies above all in their ability to provide the criteria by which we come to appraise cognitive enquiry, which shapes our understanding of what it can achieve. In order to understand this development, we need to consider science both as a particular kind of cognitive practice, and as a particular kind of cultural product, with a view to exploring the connections between the two.

Keywords:   scientific values, cognitive practice, cultural product

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