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The Collapse of Mechanism and the Rise of Sensibility: Science and the Shaping of Modernity, 1680-1760

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Understanding the emergence of a scientific culture - one in which cognitive values generally are modelled on, or subordinated to, scientific ones - is one of the foremost historical and philosophical problems with which we are now confronted. The significance of the emergence of such scientific values lies above all in their ability to provide the criteria by which we ...more
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Published January 7th 2011 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published November 25th 2010)
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Dec 05, 2014 Ed rated it it was amazing
For someone with my interests this book is an astonishing find. I was familiar with Gaukroger's meticulous scholarship and clear writing, but this book focused on a period and problems that particularly interest me. How was the transition made from Descartes' ideas about matter and motion to the beginnings of an understanding of organisms. This book is long and dense, but clearly written. Having read it once I now want to read it again to try to be able to hold the panorama that he describes in ...more
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Partially because I finished this book awhile ago and eagerly expect the next volume in the series, almost as if it were a mystery or fantasy, I find it very difficult to write a review of this book. It will need a review of all five books, once his story is complete. (The first volume came out in 2006, this one in 2010, and volume III is expected in Jan. 2016) However, I will summarize some of his major points in order to remind myself once the five books are out what I thought of this one ...more
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Stephen Gaukroger is a British philosopher and intellectual historian. He is Professor of History of Philosophy and History of Science at the University of Sydney. Recently he also took up a position as Professor of Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen.

He received his BA (hons) in philosophy, with congratulatory first class honours, from the University of London in 1974, and his PhD, in histor
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