Ways of Knowing

Ways of Knowing

Written by: John V. Pickstone

  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publish Date: 2000-01-01
  • ISBN-10: 0719059941
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Discusses the historical development of science, technology and medicine in Western Europe and North America from the Renaissance to the present. Identifies four principle ways of knowing within specific periods:natural history in the eighteenth centuryanalysis following the French Revolutionexperiment in the epoch of modernismthe current presence of technoscience. Balances the historical exposition of natural magic and natural theology with a philosophical interpretation of the Scientific Revolution and reflective comments on Foucault and Collingwood. Strikes a balance between theoretical discussion and empirical illustration. Redefines the geography of science, technology and medicine.

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