Stephen Gaukroger. The Collapse of Mechanism and the Rise of Sensibility: Science and the Shaping of Modernity, 1680–1760

Harrison, Peter (2013) Stephen Gaukroger. The Collapse of Mechanism and the Rise of Sensibility: Science and the Shaping of Modernity, 1680–1760. Isis, 104 4: 843-845. doi:10.1086/676361

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Author Harrison, Peter
Title Stephen Gaukroger. The Collapse of Mechanism and the Rise of Sensibility: Science and the Shaping of Modernity, 1680–1760
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Stephen Gaukroger. The Collapse of Mechanism and the Rise of Sensibility: Science and the Shaping of Modernity, 1680–1760
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ISSN 0021-1753
1545-6994
Publication date 2013-12-01
Sub-type Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
DOI 10.1086/676361
Volume 104
Issue 4
Start page 843
End page 845
Total pages 3
Place of publication Chicago, IL, United States
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Language eng
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This substantial and erudite volume is the second in Stephen Gaukroger’s massive project on science and the shaping of modernity. The first of the series, The Emergence of a Scientific Culture (Oxford, 2006), posed the programmatic question of the distinctiveness of the scientific culture of the modern West: How did science contribute to a profound transformation of intellectual culture that resulted in the assimilation of virtually all cognitive values to scientific ones?

The Collapse of Mechanism and the Rise of Sensibility is organized around three key developments of the period 1680 –1760...
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Sub-type: Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
Collection: Centre for the History of European Discourses Publications
 
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