The Rise of Early Modern Science: Islam, China and the West / Edition 2by Toby E. Huff
Pub. Date: 08/28/2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Exploring their cultural contexts, this survey examines the long-standing question of why modern science arose in the West rather than in the scientifically advanced civilizations of Islam or China. It compares the religious, legal, philosophical and institutional systems of each civilization.
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Table of Contents
List of illustrations; New preface; Preface - 1993; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The comparative study of science; 2. Arabic science and the Islamic world; 3. Reason and rationality in Islam and the West; 4. The European legal revolution; 5. Madrasas, universities, and sciences; 6. Cultural climates and the ethos of science; 7. Science and civilization in China; 8. Science and social organization in China; 9. The rise of early modern science; Epilogue: educational reform and attitudes towards science since the eighteenth century; Selected bibliography; Index.
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