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A Social History of Truth Civility and Science in Seventeenth-Century England

By: S Shapin
483 pages, 2 b/w photos, 2 line illus
A Social History of Truth
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  • A Social History of Truth ISBN: 9780226750194 Paperback Nov 1995 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 6 days
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&i;`Anyone who wants to understand the origins and meanings of modern science should read this book'&o; - Harry Collins, Nature.


List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Notes on Genres, Disciplines, and Conventions The Argument Summarized 1: The Great Civility: Trust, Truth, and Moral Order 2: "Who Was Then a Gentleman?" Integrity and Gentle Identity in Early Modern England 3: A Social History of Truth-Telling: Knowledge, Social Practice, and the Credibility of Gentlemen 4: Who Was Robert Boyle? The Creation and Presentation of an Experimental Identity 5: Epistemological Decorum: The Practical Management of Factual Testimony 193 6: Knowing about People and Knowing about Things: A Moral History of Scientific Credibility 7: Certainty and Civility: Mathematics and Boyle's Experimental Conversation 8: Invisible Technicians: Masters, Servants, and the Making of Experimental Knowledge Epilogue: The Way We Live Now Bibliography Index

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By: S Shapin
483 pages, 2 b/w photos, 2 line illus
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