Science since Babylon

By: de Solla Price, Derek
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London Yale University Press 1975Description: xvi, 215 p.: ill. Include indexISBN: 9780300017984Subject(s): Science - Philosophy - History | Mechanistic philosophy | AutomataDDC classification: 509 Summary: An eye-opening work for anyone concerned with the humanistic understanding of science This timely classic investigates the circumstances and consequences of certain vital decisions relating to scientific crises that have brought the world to its present state of scientific and technological development. It calls for a completely new range of studies to take its place in the territory between the humanities and the sciences. Derek deSolla Price documents his study with accounts of his own researches in his specific fields of interest, relating them to the “crises” which he believes to be of paramount importance. This enlarged edition offers a broad range of materials, from ancient automata, talismans and symbols, to the differences of modern science and technology. https://yalebooks.co.uk/display.asp?k=9780300017984
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Table of Contents

The peculiarity of a scientific civilization --
Celestial clockwork in Greece and China --
Automata and the origins of mechanism and mechanistic philosophy
The and other geometrical and scientific talismans and symbolisms
Renaissance roots of Yankee ingenuity --
Mutations of science --
Diseases of science --
Epilogue: humanities of science

An eye-opening work for anyone concerned with the humanistic understanding of science

This timely classic investigates the circumstances and consequences of certain vital decisions relating to scientific crises that have brought the world to its present state of scientific and technological development. It calls for a completely new range of studies to take its place in the territory between the humanities and the sciences. Derek deSolla Price documents his study with accounts of his own researches in his specific fields of interest, relating them to the “crises” which he believes to be of paramount importance. This enlarged edition offers a broad range of materials, from ancient automata, talismans and symbols, to the differences of modern science and technology.

https://yalebooks.co.uk/display.asp?k=9780300017984

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