Book ID: CBB001451169

The Very Idea of Modern Science: Francis Bacon and Robert Boyle (2013)


Agassi, Joseph (Author)


Publication Date: 2013
Physical Details: xvii + 315 pp.
Language: English

This book is a study of the scientific revolution as a movement of amateur science. It describes the ideology of the amateur scientific societies as the philosophy of the Enlightenment Movement and their social structure and the way they made modern science such a magnificent institution. It also shows what was missing in the scientific organization of science and why it gave way to professional science in stages. In particular the book studies the contributions of Sir Francis Bacon and of the Hon. Robert Boyle to the rise of modern science. The philosophy of induction is notoriously problematic, yet its great asset is that it expressed the view of the Enlightenment Movement about science. --

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Authors & Contributors
Clericuzio, Antonio
Biener, Zvi
Simon, David Carroll
Schliesser, Eric
Yeo, Richard R.
Sargent, Rose-Mary
Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Journal of the History of Ideas
Annals of Science: The History of Science and Technology
Cambridge University Press
University of Western Ontario (Canada)
University of Chicago Press
Oxford University Press
Cornell University Press
Natural philosophy
Methodology of science; scientific method
Development of science; change in science
Experiments and experimentation
Boyle, Robert
Bacon, Francis, 1st Baron Verulam
Locke, John
Newton, Isaac
Hooke, Robert
Hume, David
Time Periods
17th century
18th century
Early modern
16th century
British Isles
Royal Society of London

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