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The Common Sense of Science

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$32.50 • £26.95 • €29.50

ISBN 9780674146518

Publication Date: 09/19/1978


162 pages

5-1/4 x 8-3/8 inches

United States and its dependencies only

  • 1. Science and Sensibility
  • 2. The Scientific Revolution and the Machine
  • 3. Isaac Newton’s Model
  • 4. The Eighteenth Century and the Idea of Order
  • 5. The Nineteenth Century and the Idea of Causes
  • 6. The Idea of Chance
  • 7. The Common Sense of Science
  • 8. Truth and Value
  • 9. Science, the Destroyer or Creator

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