Cultural Meaning of The Scientific Revolution / Edition 1by Margaret & James Jacob
Pub. Date: 09/01/1987
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
This scholarly textbook is the first to examine the cultural history of modern science at its origin,and the cultural and social history of the scientific revolution in Europe. The text describes how science became important for the wealthy and powerful class once it was seen as compatible with their larger political interests and cultural values. Unlike the traditional view of science as the work of a few geniuses isolated from their social context,the importance of science is seen as the result of intellectual,cultural,and social forces. Jacob challenges current thought by explaining the success of the scientific revolution as more than a few inventors revolutionizing modern technology and science.
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