Title: Science Deified and Science Defied: The Historical Signifcance of Science in Western Culture, Volume 2
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: University of California Press 1995-03-03
0520201671 / 9780520201675
Seller ID: 20070829120909
Richard Olson's magisterial two-volume work, "Science Deified and Science Defied" asks how, why, to what extent, and with what consequences scientific ideas have influenced Western culture. In Volume 2, Olson turns to Cartesianism and the extension of mathematical and mechanical philosophies that branched into every aspect of seventeenth-century thought.