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

Series: Science and its Conceptual Foundations Series

By: S Shapin

483 pages, 2 b/w photos, 2 line illus

University of Chicago Press

Paperback | Nov 1995 | #47977 | ISBN: 0226750191
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Hardback | May 1994 | #38862 | ISBN: 0226750183
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About this book

&i;`Anyone who wants to understand the origins and meanings of modern science should read this book'&o; - Harry Collins, Nature.


Contents

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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