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The Intelligibility of Nature

Author : Peter Dear
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Throughout the history of the Western world, science has possessed an extraordinary amount of authority and prestige. And while its pedestal has been jostled by numerous evolutions and revolutions, science has always managed to maintain its stronghold as the knowing enterprise that explains how the natural world works: we treat such legendary scientists as Galileo, Newton, Darwin, and Einstein with admiration and reverence because they offer profound and sustaining insight into the meaning of the universe. In The Intelligibility of Nature, Peter Dear considers how science as such has evolved and how it has marshaled itself to make sense of the world. His intellectual journey begins with a crucial observation: that the enterprise of science is, and has been, directed toward two distinct but frequently conflated ends—doing and knowing. The ancient Greeks developed this distinction of value between craft on the one hand and understanding on the other, and according to Dear, that distinction has survived to shape attitudes toward science ever since. Teasing out this tension between doing and knowing during key episodes in the history of science—mechanical philosophy and Newtonian gravitation, elective affinities and the chemical revolution, enlightened natural history and taxonomy, evolutionary biology, the dynamical theory of electromagnetism, and quantum theory—Dear reveals how the two principles became formalized into a single enterprise, science, that would be carried out by a new kind of person, the scientist. Finely nuanced and elegantly conceived, The Intelligibility of Nature will be essential reading for aficionados and historians of science alike.

The Intelligibility of Nature

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The Intelligibility of Nature

Author : George N. Schlesinger
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The Intelligibility of Nature

Author : George N. Schlesinger
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Symposium The Intelligibility of Nature

Author : Kenneth L. Schmitz
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A Second Genesis

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Scientific Practices in European History 1200 1800

Author : Peter Dear
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Scientific Practices in European History, 1200–1800 presents and situates a collection of extracts from both widely known texts by such figures as Copernicus, Newton, and Lavoisier, and lesser known but significant items, all chosen to provide a perspective on topics in social, cultural and intellectual history and to illuminate the concerns of the early modern period. The selection of extracts highlights the emerging technical preoccupations of this period, while the accompanying introductions and annotations make these occasionally complex works accessible to students and non-specialists. The book follows a largely chronological sequence and helps to locate scientific ideas and practices within broader European history. The primary source materials in this collection stand alone as texts in themselves, but in illustrating the scientific components of early modern societies they also make this book ideal for teachers and students of European history.

A Second Genesis

Author : Julian Chela-Flores
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A Second Genesis enquires why nature is intelligible. The fast growth of technology and deeper understanding of the humanities have provided significant clues. Answering the question why nature can be understood requires an introduction to the new science of astrobiology and the exploration of the Solar System. A careful discussion of a OC second GenesisOCO is presented, namely our present awareness that life may have emerged on other worlds. Writing this volume has been motivated by the need to encourage a constructive dialogue between science and faith. Such an objective for a new book is timely, since science is inserted with well-defined frontiers in the context of human culture. Similarly, the frontiers of faith do not require religion to justify itself in scientific terms, avoiding current unnecessary controversies."

The Intelligibility of Human Nature in the Philosophy of R G Collingwood

Author : Michael J. O'Neill
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Philosophical Reconstruction

Author : Nikunja Vihari Banerjee
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How Language Makes Us Know

Author : Emmanuel G. Mesthene
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Metaphysics and Natural Philosophy

Author : Peter Michael Harman
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Revolutionizing the Sciences

Author : Peter Dear
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This thoroughly revised third edition of an award-winning book offers a keen insight into how the Scientific Revolution happened and why. Covering central scientific figures, including Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Newton, and Bacon, this new edition features: • Greater treatment of alchemy and associated craft activities to reflect trends in current scholarship • Extended material on Francis Bacon • A new historiographical essay Reflecting on the origins of scientific practice in early modern Europe, Peter Dear traces the revolution in thought that changed the natural world from something to be contemplated into something to be used. Concise and readable, this book is ideal for students who are studying the Scientific Revolution and its impact on the early modern world. The first edition was the winner of the Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize of the History of Science Society.

Metaphysik und Religion

Author : Irmgard Männlein-Robert
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Die Beiträge zur Altertumskunde enthalten Monographien, Sammelbände, Editionen, Übersetzungen und Kommentare zu Themen aus den Bereichen Klassische, Mittel- und Neulateinische Philologie, Alte Geschichte, Archäologie, Antike Philosophie sowie Nachwirken der Antike bis in die Neuzeit. Dadurch leistet die Reihe einen umfassenden Beitrag zur Erschließung klassischer Literatur und zur Forschung im gesamten Gebiet der Altertumswissenschaften.

Albertus Magnus Doctor universalis

Author : Gerbert Meyer
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Rationality

Author : Nicholas Rescher
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Contending that only a normative theory of rationality can be adequate to the complexities of the subject, this book explains and defends the view that rationality consists of the intelligent pursuit of appropriate objectives. Rescher considers the mechanics, rationale, and rewards of reason, and argues that social scientists who want to present a theory of rationality while avoiding the vexing complexities of normative deliberations must amend their perspective of the rational enterprise.

Historia Scientiarum

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Transforming Light

Author : Richard M. Liddy
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Published by The Liturgical Press, St. John's Abbey, Box 7500, Collegeville, MN 56321-7500. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Logic of the Believing Mind

Author : Russell Foster Aldwinckle
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This long theological and philosophical work represents the thought of a senior Protestant theologian, Russell Aldwinkle. He demonstrates erudition in systematic theology and philosophy of religion, and a wide knowledge of classical and contemporary philosophical and theological texts.

What is Truth

Author : George Douglas Campbell Duke of Argyll
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