The Rise of Early Modern Science
Islam, China and the West 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Toby E. Huff
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Rise of Early Modern Science by Toby E. Huff
Book DescriptionThis 2003 study examines the long-standing question of why modern science arose only in the West and not in the civilizations of Islam and China, despite the fact that medieval Islam and China were more scientifically advanced. To explain this outcome, Tony E. Huff explores the cultural - religious, legal, philosophical, and institutional - contexts within which science was practised in Islam, China, and the West. He finds in the history of law and the European cultural revolution of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries major clues as to why the ethos of science arose in the West, permitting the breakthrough to modern science that did not occur elsewhere. This line of inquiry leads to novel ideas about the centrality of the legal concept of corporation, which is unique to the West and gave rise to the concepts of neutral space and free inquiry.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521529945
(228mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Toby E. Huff
Intellectual Curiosity and the Scientific Revolution, Hardback (October 2010)
This study, beginning with the Dutch-invented telescope of 1608 and then Galileo's discoveries, casts the European advancements in modern science, technology, and economic development into a global framework.
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This 2003 book examines why modern science arose only in the West and not in other civilizations.
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