A short history of scientific ideas to 1900.

Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1959.

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Subjects Ciencia -- Filosofía.
Philosophie des sciences.
Science -- History.
Science -- Philosophy.
Sciences -- Histoire.
Technische wetenschappen.
Description xviii, 525 pages illustrations, portraits
Copyright Date 1959.
Notes Based on the author's A short history of science to the nineteenth century.
Also issued online.
Summary A revision and expansion of his earlier book, "A short history of science", published in 1941. Many illustrations.
Contents Rise of mental coherence. The foundations: Mesopotamia, Egypt, Ionia, Magna Graecia, Athens, to c. 400 B.C. -- The great adventure. Unitary systems of thought: Athens, 400-300 B.C. -- The second adventure. Divorce of science and philosophy: Alexandria (300 B.C.-A.D. 200) -- The failure of inspiration. Science the handmaid of practice: Imperial Rome (50 B.C.-A.D. 400) -- The failure of knowledge. The Middle Ages: Theology, Queen of the sciences (c. A.D. 400-c. 1400) -- Revival of learning. Rise of humanism: attempted return to antiquity (1250-1600) -- The insurgent century. Downfall of Aristotle (1600-1700): New attempts at synthesis -- The mechanical world. Enthronement of determinism (1700-1850) -- Culmination of the mechanical view of the world (c. 1850-c. 1900).
Genre History.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)522128
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WorldCat Identities Singer, Charles, 1876-1960.
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