The Industrial Orientation of Science in the Lunar Society of Birmingham

  title={The Industrial Orientation of Science in the Lunar Society of Birmingham},
  author={Robert E. Schofield},
  pages={408 - 415}
THE historical relationship of science with technology is a complicated one and conclusions as to the extent of that relationship vary depending on the country and the perspective in which the problem is studied.' Dr. C. C. Gillispie has presented us with his conclusions based on a study of France in the revolutionary period and the early years of the empire.2 He suggests that the relationship for this period in France is, at best, an indirect one. The same type of argument can be -and indeed… 
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