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Common Sense of Science

Common Sense of Science - 78 edition

ISBN13: 978-0674146518

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ISBN13: 978-0674146518
ISBN10: 0674146514
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Edition/Copyright: 78
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Published: 1978
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Common Sense of Science - 78 edition

ISBN13: 978-0674146518

Jacob Bronowski

ISBN13: 978-0674146518
ISBN10: 0674146514
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 78
Publisher: Harvard University Press

Published: 1978
International: No
Summary

The late Dr. J. Bronowski was both a distinguished mathematician and a poet, a philosopher of science and a literary critic who wrote a well-known study of William Blake. Dr. Bronowski's very career was founded on the premise of an intimate connection between science and the humanities, disciplines which are still generally thought to be worlds apart. The Common Sense of Science, a book which remains as topical today as it was when it first appeared twenty-five years ago, articulates and develops Bronowski's provocative idea that the sciences and the arts fundamentally share the same imaginative vision.

Table of Contents

1. Science and Sensibility

2. The Scientific Revolution and the Machine

3. Isaac Newton's Model

4. The Eighteenth Century and the Idea of Order

5. The Nineteenth Century and the Idea of Causes

6. The Idea of Chance

7. The Common Sense of Science

8. Truth and Value

9. Science, the Destroyer or Creator

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