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Science and Religion: Some Historical Perspectives
  • J. Brooke
  • Sociology, Philosophy
  • 1 February 1994
Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Interaction between science and religion: some preliminary considerations 2. Science and religion in the scientific revolution 3. The parallel between scientific andExpand
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The House of Commons, 1754 - 1790
The subject of the Namier/Brooke volumes concerns a period when politics were dominated in turn by the war with France, the accession of George III, the governance of India and the revolt of theExpand
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Religious Belief and the Content of the Sciences
  • J. Brooke
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Osiris
  • 1 January 2001
A N ALTERNATIVE TITLE for this essay might have been "The Sacred in the Secular": my theme concerns the manner in which religious preconceptions may shape the content of the sciences. That they haveExpand
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Towards a mechanistic philosophy
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Can scientific discovery be a religious experience
In a recent commentary on the “two cultures”, Mary Warnock and N. G. McCrum contrast the current debate with the course it took in C. P. Snow’s day. Forty years ago one commentator on theExpand
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‘Wise men nowadays think otherwise’: John Ray, natural theology and the meanings of anthropocentrism
  • J. Brooke
  • Sociology
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London
  • 22 May 2000
The object of this paper is to re–examine the extent to which anthropocentric readings of nature were dislodged as a consequence of developments in 17th–century natural philosophy. The naturalExpand
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The House of Commons, 1754-1790 : introductory survey
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