Dawn Of Modern Science: From The Ancient Greeks To The Renaissance

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ISBN-13: 978-0306806377
ISBN-10: 0306806371
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"Goldstein argues that, beginning roughly in the 12th Century, numerous factors?social, cultural, philosophical, and theological?converged with certain conditions and attitudes within the church to favor the reemergence of a scientific perspective.... Strongly recommended" (LJ 3/15/80).
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Thomas Goldstein is a noted authority on Medieval history, the Italian Renaissance, and the Age of Discoveries. He lives in New York.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 316 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press (March 22, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0306806371
  • ISBN-13: 978-0306806377
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.7 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,134,716 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The author is quite upfront in his acknowledgement that - "As I look back, I realize that I grew up with a profound distrust, not to say hostility, towards science and its twin, technology. To my essentially romantic soul, science seemed the great destroyer, Siva, the unfeeling foe of scenic beauty and poetic simplicity, ...". The book is written from the perspective of a humanist and tries to describe science from that perspective. The book is divided into a series of essays on topics such as - "The idea of the Earth in Renaissance Florence", `Science and Faith in Chartres", "Art and Science of the Renaissance". The book, while well written and even lyrical in places, does not, in my opinion, do a very good job of describing science and how it evolved. The book lacks some of the specifics that are found in works such as Kuhn's "Copernican Revolution" or Lindberg's "The Beginnings of Western Science". This book does not contain very much actual science and provides only a very superficial discussion of the evolution of science. This may appeal to one interested in such general topics, but I was hoping for more specifics.
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