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Civilization and the Culture of Science: Science and the Shaping of Modernity, 1795-1935

Stephen Gaukroger


How does science, in the period from the end of the eighteenth to the middle of the twentieth century, come to have such a central place in Western culture? At issue in the consolidation of a scientific culture is the way in which all cognitive values, and subsequently many moral, political, and social ones, come to be modelled around scientific values, and Civilization and the Culture of Science explores how these values were shaped and how they began in turn to shape those of society. The book continues the trajectory of three earlier volumes, which traced key aspects of the legitimation of ... More

Keywords: civilization, unity of science, history of science, history of philosophy, science and technology, science and engineering, scientific theory and experiment, science and modernity

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198849070
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198849070.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Gaukroger, author
Emeritus Professor of History of Philosophy and History of Science, University of Sydney

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