Astrology and Science in Seventeenth-Century England

@article{Wright1975AstrologyAS,
  title={Astrology and Science in Seventeenth-Century England},
  author={P. Wright},
  journal={Social Studies of Science},
  year={1975},
  volume={5},
  pages={399 - 422}
}
  • P. Wright
  • Published 1975
  • History, Medicine
  • Social Studies of Science
In recent years the task of distinguishing science from other cognitive systems has become much more complex. The traditional view that science is the polar opposite of such systems of thought as witchcraft, magic or astrology has been eroded almost to the point of extinction.' On the one hand, historians and sociologists of science have been building up a view of scientific activity strikingly different from the hitherto accepted one; on the other, social anthropologists, in analysing so… Expand
A Programmatic Attempt at an Anthropology of Knowledge
Traditionally, the main preoccupations of philosophy of science were the justification or refutation of the conclusions of science; critical study of methodology; the pursuit of truth presupposingExpand
Influence and Inhabitation Opposed
This chapter begins with a brief description of some anti-pluralist writings from the seventeenth century. The argument is made that while a belief in pluralism rarely meant abandoning astrologicalExpand
On the Boundaries of Science in Seventeenth-Century England
During the last half century there have been many variations in the ways that historians of science conceive of their calling. Commonly these changes have been portrayed as ebbs and flows in theExpand
Environmental Thought and Action: Pre-Modern and Post-Modern
The paper notes certain features of the post-modern debate within geography and in science generally: the crisis of foundationalism and the revision of geographical historiography. It draws parallelsExpand
Letters of Recommendation and False Vizors: Physiognomy in the Novels of Henry Fielding
Readers of eighteenth-century European literature can hardly have failed to notice references of one kind or another to physiognomy and physiognomists in fiction, drama, and essays. Physiognomy was,Expand
Rhetorical Strategies for Scientific Authority: A Boundary-Work Analysis of ‘Climategate’
The term ‘Climategate’ refers to the episode in November 2009 when emails between climate scientists were stolen and published online. The content of this private correspondence prompted criticismExpand
Measuring the growth of science
A number of indicators of the growth of science are critically reviewed to asses their strengths and weaknesses. The focus is on the problems involved in measuring two aspects of scientific growth,Expand
A Study on the Instructor Role in Dealing with Mixed Contents: How It Affects Learner Satisfaction and Retention in e-Learning
The information and communication technology has become an indispensable part of modern education. The paradigm shift in the educational environment makes the instructors recollect the traditionalExpand
A history and test of planetary weather forecasting
A HISTORY AND TEST OF PLANETARY WEATHER FORECASTING
...
1
2
...

References

pursuing the puzzles of normal science, are both meaningless hypothetical notions. Systems of meaning have to be reinforced in particular social prac-45 Hill