The Scientific Revolution and the Dilemmas of Ethnocentrism

  title={The Scientific Revolution and the Dilemmas of Ethnocentrism},
  author={G. Ascione},
  • G. Ascione
  • Published 2016
  • Political Science
  • In a letter to his friend Carl Friedrich Zelter, Wolfgang Goethe commented: ‘The greatest art in theoretical and practical life consists in changing a problem into a postulate’ (Cassirer 1952 [1923]: 371). The nexus between Eurocentrism and the master narrative of scientific modernity seems to have suffered a similar fate nowadays (Seth 2011). Anyone who attempts to produce non-Eurocentric narratives of modernity, or who restates European centrality as historical evidence, acknowledges that the… CONTINUE READING