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Telling the Truth about History
This text examines the problem of historical truth. Seeking the roots of contemporary historical study in the Enlightenment, the authors argue that a model of historical research, based on neutralityExpand
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The cultural meaning of the scientific revolution
  • M. Jacob
  • Philosophy, History
  • 1 September 1987
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Scientific Culture and the Making of the Industrial West
This book seeks to explain the historical process by which in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries scientific knowledge became an integral part of the culture of Europe and how this in turn ledExpand
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Talk of the town
William Whiston: Honest Newtonian.By James E. Force. Cambridge University Press: 1985. Pp.208. 25, 37.50.
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The Newtonians and the English Revolution 1689–1720
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Practical Matter: Newton's Science in the Service of Industry and Empire, 1687-1851
Introduction 1. The Newtonian Revolution 2. The Western Paradigm Decisively Shifts 3. Popular Audiences and Public Experiments 4. Practicality and the Radicalism of Experiment 5. Putting Science toExpand
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Gassendi the Atomist: Advocate of History in an Age of Science.
Preface List of illustrations Introduction 1. Other atomists, other skeptics, and other Epicureans: the problem of determining the context of Gassendi's career Part I. Humanist Historiography: 2.Expand
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The First Knowledge Economy: Human Capital and the European Economy, 1750–1850
Introduction: knowledge and industrial development: the stakes -- 1. A portrait of early industrial lives: the Watts and Boultons, science and entrepreneurship -- 2. The knowledge economy and coal:Expand
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