[The Invention of Science – A New History of the Scientific Revolution] Free ☆ David Wootton


  • Hardcover
  • 464
  • The Invention of Science – A New History of the Scientific Revolution
  • David Wootton
  • English
  • 04 February 2019
  • 9780061759529

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David Wootton Þ 1 READ & DOWNLOAD READ & DOWNLOAD ✓ The Invention of Science – A New History of the Scientific Revolution Fic Revolution was truly the greatest event in our historyThe Invention of Science goes back five hundred years in time to chronicle this crucial transformation exploring the factors that led to its birth and the people who made it happen Wootton argues that the Scientific Revolution was actually five separate yet concurrent events that developed independently but came to intersect and create a new worldview Here are the brilliant iconoclasts Galileo Copernicus Brahe Newton and many curious minds from across Europe whose studie. This book defends the traditional idea of the scientific revolution as a break in Western history that so radical that it introduced the idea of progress disenchanted the world created a worldview based on the idea that knowledge was not based on authority but objective fact In other words it was the foundation of the mindset of modern people and a clear break from all traditional societies which came before it It deserves the name revolution The author looks at many of the strands of this epochal change from causes to long lasting effects very good

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David Wootton Þ 1 READ & DOWNLOAD READ & DOWNLOAD ✓ The Invention of Science – A New History of the Scientific Revolution S of the natural world challenged centuries of religious orthodoxy and ingrained superstitionFrom gunpowder technology the discovery of the new world movable type printing perspective painting and the telescope to the practice of conducting experiments the laws of nature and the concept of the fact Wotton shows how these discoveries codified into a social construct and a system of knowledge Ultimately he makes clear the link between scientific discovery and the rise of industrialization and the birth of the modern world we know. The author did a good job by laying out the historic events that make The Scientific Revolution possible He did detailed language evolution of what he called intellectual tools of modern science for example Facts Discovery Hypothesis Theory Laws of Nature etc I enjoyed most of language details and comparisons French Italian latin German but sometimes i am like come on Prof Wootton don t go there The book is great interest for people that are into the debate of Realism vs Relativism in the field of understanding history of science The author is neither realist nor relativist he is some what between and calls himself constructivist He criticised relativists a lot than realists in this book Comic Book Lettering: The Comicraft Way job by laying out the historic events that make The Scientific Revolution possible He did detailed language evolution of what he called intellectual tools of modern science for example Facts Discovery Hypothesis Theory Laws of Nature etc I enjoyed most of language details and comparisons French Italian latin German but sometimes i am like come on Prof Wootton don t go there The book is great interest for people that are into the debate of Realism vs Relativism in the field of understanding history of science The author is neither realist nor relativist he is some what between and calls himself constructivist He criticised relativists a lot than realists in this book

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David Wootton Þ 1 READ & DOWNLOAD READ & DOWNLOAD ✓ The Invention of Science – A New History of the Scientific Revolution A companion to such acclaimed works as The Age of Wonder A Clockwork Universe and Darwin’s Ghosts a groundbreaking examination of the greatest event in history the Scientific Revolution and how it came to change the way we understand ourselves and our worldWe live in a world transformed by scientific discovery Yet today science and its practitioners have come under political attack In this fascinating history spanning continents and centuries historian David Wootton offers a lively defense of science revealing why the Scienti. This is a book with a simple argument to make that the scientific revolution was a real thing it definitely happened and it happened at a specific point in time namely between 1572 when Tycho Brahe saw a nova and 1704 when Newton published his Opticks In that century and a half a staggering number of new truths about reality became understood we went from living at the centre of a universe of celestial spheres reading manuscripts to glean the lessons of the ancient Greeks to living on a terraueous globe orbiting the sun and studying printed books from a new breed of modern experimental scientists And it was all driven by advances in instruments a new awareness of the potential for discovery and a growing conviction that empirical experience was important than philosophical dogma or classical authorityThe simplicity of Wootton s premise is in a way a clue to his defensiveness He is explicitly arguing against the claims of postmodernist historians who have suggested that successful scientific theories are in terms of historical description not fundamentally different from unsuccessful ones and that anyway scientific truths are culturally dependent and enforced by political authority Wootton is having none of thisMore power to him but unless you have gone through life with a steely conviction of the right mindedness of Bloor s strong programme Wootton s intramural aggression may uickly become tiresome His arguments are aimed at his historiographical opponents not at the general reader And he is not above freuent asides to make this point explicit It should be obvious that he was not right about this the notionseems to escape Boghossian Time and again he interrupts his narrative to bring the evil relativists on stage behind him so we can shout at them like a pantomime audience Look out it s Simon Schaffer It s Michel Foucault with waxed moustaches and a black cape Boo Hiss They re behind you for a given local value of behind I imagine that fifty or sixty years ago histories of the scientific revolution presented a standard timeline of Great Men And Their Discoveries Happily things have moved on a bit since then and yet reading Wootton I found myself yearning for some basic facts and figures about what actually happened and who did what In the end this is not as its subtitle claims a history of the scientific revolution at all but rather a history of the attitudes and thought processes that contributed to or grew out of it Instead of looking at a steady progress of breakthroughs and developments Wootton concerns himself with changes in the era s conceptual tools he analyses texts in great detail focusing on specific items of vocabulary as markers of changing attitudes indeed some chapters seem to consist of little than a timeline of neologisms and he lavishes much time and attention on the coining of such terms as discovery fact or experiment than he does on actual discoveries facts or experimentsI have a very high tolerance of this kind of semantic approach but even I found it a bit exhausting after a while Finally hitting a chapter on Newton you rub your hands with anticipation only to read My first goal in this chapter then is to establish why Newton was hostile to the word hypothesis and your heart just sinks Wootton s arguments about how language reflects mental attitudes are well made and convincing but what you don t get in this book is much sense of the grubby reality of early modern science the long nights the sweating over furnaces the trial and error of different practical approachesCombined with his combative stance vis vis other historical treatments it all serves to make his undoubted learning sound uncomfortably like pedantry in places This is not helped by a somewhat finicky approach to notation Wootton uses Latin numerals for endnotes and Roman numerals for footnotes so that many sentences end in a superscripted mishmash of characters even then it was at first confined to political revolutions Overall I m unsure how much I d recommend this On the one hand it really has changed the way I think about the long seventeenth century especially in terms of how I interpret the language of all these early scientists And fundamentally I share Wootton s impatience with a lot of relativist history All the same the sad truth is that I m just left craving a plainer chronological description of the key breakthroughs of the period Doubtless many such histories exist but this one which positions itself as a new standard feels too polemical to be in a position to fully replace them Wood Pallet Projects: Cool and Easy-to-Make Projects for the Home and Garden (Fox Chapel Publishing) Learn How to Upcycle Pallets to Make One-of-a-Kind Furniture & Accessories, from Boxes to a Ukulele just sinks Wootton s arguments about how language reflects mental attitudes are well made and convincing but what you don t get in this book is much sense of the grubby reality of early modern science the long nights the sweating over furnaces the trial and error of different practical approachesCombined with his combative stance vis vis other historical treatments it all serves to make his undoubted learning sound uncomfortably like pedantry in places This is not helped by a somewhat finicky approach to notation Wootton uses Latin numerals for endnotes and Roman numerals for footnotes so that many sentences end in a superscripted mishmash of characters even then it was at first confined to political revolutions Overall I m unsure how much I d recommend this On the one hand it really has changed the way I think about the long seventeenth century especially in terms of how I interpret the language of all these early scientists And fundamentally I share Wootton s impatience with a lot of relativist history All the same the sad truth is that I m The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression, 2nd Edition: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Move Through Depression and Create a Life Worth Living just left craving a plainer chronological description of the key breakthroughs of the period Doubtless many such histories exist but this one which positions itself as a new standard feels too polemical to be in a position to fully replace them


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    CHARACTERS The Invention of Science – A New History of the Scientific Revolution David Wootton Þ 1 READ & DOWNLOAD [The Invention of Science – A New History of the Scientific Revolution] Free ☆ David Wootton This is a book with a simple argument to make that the scientific revolution was a real thing it definitely happened and it happened at a specific point in time namely ‘between 1572 when Tycho Brahe saw a nova and 1704 when Newton published his Opticks’ In that century and a half a staggering number of new truths about reality became understood – we went from living at the centre of a universe of celestial spheres readin

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    [The Invention of Science – A New History of the Scientific Revolution] Free ☆ David Wootton I was so looking forward to liking this book But in the end I did not really warm to it I do not say this lightly and it even takes me some courage to admit it Why so? Because the history of ideas is a subject close to my heart and I wrote a longish essay at university about the development of historiography in the 17th century That

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    CHARACTERS The Invention of Science – A New History of the Scientific Revolution David Wootton Þ 1 READ & DOWNLOAD READ & DOWNLOAD ✓ STATUSWHATSAPP.CO Þ David Wootton This is probably a very important book to read if you're a philosopher of science who thinks that the theories of phlogiston

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    [The Invention of Science – A New History of the Scientific Revolution] Free ☆ David Wootton another book I read across time and finished the last few pages in these two free days after the New Year dense reuiring effort both to understand the prose occasionally and to understand the arguments and one I wouldn't recommend for a novice reader in its subject The Scientific Revolution and the crucial change that happened in We

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    [The Invention of Science – A New History of the Scientific Revolution] Free ☆ David Wootton Simply one of the best treatments of the history and philosophy of science I've read An exploration of how science developed what tools and cultural conditions made it possible and how and why it has progressed It is also pr

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    David Wootton Þ 1 READ & DOWNLOAD READ & DOWNLOAD ✓ STATUSWHATSAPP.CO Þ David Wootton CHARACTERS The Invention of Science – A New History of the Scientific Revolution This is no lightweight book both literally and metaphorically It packs in nearly 600 pages of decidedly small print and manages to assign about 10 per cent of these simply to deciding what is meant by a 'scientific revolution' the subtitle is

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    [The Invention of Science – A New History of the Scientific Revolution] Free ☆ David Wootton This book will look I trust realist to relativists and relativist to realists that is how it is meant to look The Invention of Science isn't an easy book to read Neither is it particularly difficult thanks to Wootten's felicitous prose But it does reuire a high degree of concentration as Wootten ranges both far and deep in his exploration of how science got its start His argument is intentionally provocative precise plainly stated and cop

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    [The Invention of Science – A New History of the Scientific Revolution] Free ☆ David Wootton David Wootton Þ 1 READ & DOWNLOAD READ & DOWNLOAD ✓ STATUSWHATSAPP.CO Þ David Wootton The author did a good job by laying out the historic events that make The Scientific Revolution possible He did detailed language evo

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    [The Invention of Science – A New History of the Scientific Revolution] Free ☆ David Wootton HIGHLY recommended for science nerdsThis is a sweeping summary very well sourced and noted of the basic idea repercussions of the Scientific Revolution Here's the whole glorious thing summarized in a perfect little uote A basic description of the Scientific Revolution is to say that it represented a successful rebellion by the mathematician

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