The Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Science
To the medieval thinker, man was the center of creation and all of nature existed purely for his benefit. The shift from the philosophy of the Middle Ages to the modern view of humanity’s less central place in the universe ranks as the greatest revolution in the history of Western thought, and this classic in the philosophy of science describes and analyzes how that profound change occurred.
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I too read this book over 30 years ago and it made an impact on my understanding of both the origins of western science and the value of its birth in the question to "think God's thoughts after Him".
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