The Intelligibility of Nature

The Intelligibility of Nature

How Science Makes Sense of the World

Book - 2006
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From the publisher's description: "In The Intelligibility of Nature, Peter Dear considers how science as such has evolved and how it has marshaled itself to make sense of the world. His intellectual journey begins with a crucial observation: that the enterprise of science is, and has been, directed toward two distinct but frequently conflated ends--doing and knowing. The ancient Greeks developed this distinction of value between craft on the one hand and understanding on the other, and according to Dear, that distinction has survived to shape attitudes toward science ever since."
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006
ISBN: 9780226139487
0226139484
Characteristics: xii, 242 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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