Science and the Modern World

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Simon and Schuster, 1967 - Philosophy - 212 pages
Alfred North Whitehead's SCIENCE AND THE MODERN WORLD, originally published in 1925, redefines the concept of modern science. Presaging by more than half a century most of today's cutting-edge thought on the cultural ramifications of science and technology, Whitehead demands that readers understand and celebrate the contemporary, historical, and cultural context of scientific discovery. Taking readers through the history of modern science, Whitehead shows how cultural history has affected science over the ages in relation to such major intellectual themes as romanticism, relativity, quantum theory, religion, and movements for social progress.
 

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Just as relevant and interesting today as it was when first published in 1925. A must for all students of historiography, theology, or philosphy! Accessible, clear and articulate! Loved it! Again! Read full review

Contents

The Origins of Modern Science
1
Mathematics as an Element in the History of Thought
19
The Century of Genius
39
The Eighteenth Century
57
The Romantic Reaction
75
The Nineteenth Century
95
Relativity
113
The Quantum Theory
129
Science and Philosophy
139
Abstraction
157
God
173
Religion and Science
181
Requisites for Social Progress
193
Index
209
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An English mathematician and philosopher, Alfred North Whitehead provided the foundation for the shool of thought known as process philosophy. With an academic career that spanned from Cambridge to Harvard, Whitehead wrote extensively on mathematics, metaphysis, and philosophy. He died in Massachusetts in 1947.

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