How Modern Science Came into the World

How Modern Science Came into the World

作者:Cohen, H. Floris
ISBN:9789089642394
语言:English
出版社:Amsterdam University Press
格式:Pdf
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Keywords

geschiedenis; history; science; wetenschap; Christiaan Huygens; Galileo Galilei; Isaac Newton; Mathematical sciences; René Descartes

Abstract

Once upon a time ‘The Scientific Revolution of the 17th century’ was an innovative concept that inspired a stimulating narrative of how modern science came into the world. Half a century later, what we now know as ‘the master narrative’ serves rather as a strait-jacket — so often events and contexts just fail to fit in. No attempt has been made so far to replace the master narrative. H. Floris Cohen now comes up with precisely such a replacement. Key to his path-breaking analysis-cum-narrative is a vision of the Scientific Revolution as made up of six distinct yet narrowly interconnected, revolutionary transformations, each of some twenty-five to thirty years’ duration. This vision enables him to explain how modern science could come about in Europe rather than in Greece, China, or the Islamic world. It also enables him to explain how half-way into the 17th century a vast crisis of legitimacy could arise and, in the end, be overcome. Building on his earlier The Scientific Revolution: A Historiographical Inquiry (1994), Cohen’s new book connects the latest research results in highly innovative ways, breaking up all-too-deeply frozen patterns of thinking about the history of science. Floris Cohen vernieuwt in How Modern Science Came into the World het begrip ‘de Wetenschappelijke Revolutie van de zeventiende eeuw’ radicaal. Hij vertelt het verhaal op een manier die van de grond af opnieuw is doordacht. Een beschavingsbrede aanpak, consequent volgehouden vergelijkingen en een niet aflatende zoektocht naar onderliggende patronen zijn daarbij zijn voornaamste hulpmiddelen. Zo verklaart hij hoe het komt dat de moderne natuurwetenschap niet in Griekenland, China of de Islamitische wereld, maar in Europa is ontstaan. En hij vat de Wetenschappelijke Revolutie op als een zestal nauw samenhangende revolutionaire transformaties van het toenmalig denken over de natuur, die elk zo’n vijfentwintig tot dertig jaar in beslag namen. Dit boek ligt ten grondslag aan zijn eerder verschenen De herschepping van de wereld. In How Modern Science Came into the World ontvouwt Cohen zijn visie op grotere schaal en transformeert hij een gedurfde schets tot een dwingend geschiedbeeld.

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Groene Amsterdammer Het magnum opus van Floris Cohen, How Modern Science Came into The World […] is een magistrale beschrijving en analye van de wetenschappelijke revolutie.
NRC Handelsblad nieuwe adembenemend rijke wetenschapsstudie […] steekt ook qua omvang, ambitie en stijl […] E.J. Dijksterhuis’ klassieke weten­ schapsgeschiedenis De mechanisering van het wereldbeeld, naar de kroon.
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16-12-2010 Beoordeling vooraf “In this provocative, comparative treatment of a classic moment in the history of science Floris Cohen brilliantly challenges current narratives.”–Robert S. Westman, University of California, San Diego
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For the most part, historians spend their energy trying to explain military conquests, the succession of governments, religious or ideological movements, or social and economic change. What they miss (or avoid?), however, is surely more significant than any of these things for an understanding of world history. Historians have completely failed to explain why science, which largely characterizes modern world civilization, emerged in Western Europe in the Renaissance, after having failed to establish itself earlier and in other civilizations (most notably in Ancient Greece, China, Islam, and medieval Christendom). In this very important book, Floris Cohen finally and comprehensively provides an answer to this enduring historical mystery. In so doing, he also provides a definitive account of the so-called Scientific Revolution, and shows why it really was revolutionary.”-
“This supremely important book will become indispensable reading for anyone interested in how the modern world became the way it is. By comprehensively explaining the rise of science, and its why, where and when, Floris Cohen has solved, dazzlingly, one of the most pressing problems in world history.”–John Henry, University of Edinburgh 

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作者:Cohen, H. Floris
ISBN:9789089642394
语言:English
出版社:Amsterdam University Press
格式:Pdf

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