The Resource Styles of knowing : a new history of science from ancient times to the present, Chunglin Kwa ; translated by David McKay

Styles of knowing : a new history of science from ancient times to the present, Chunglin Kwa ; translated by David McKay

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Styles of knowing : a new history of science from ancient times to the present
Title
Styles of knowing
Title remainder
a new history of science from ancient times to the present
Statement of responsibility
Chunglin Kwa ; translated by David McKay
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Now available in English, Styles of Knowing explores the development of various scientific reasoning processes in cultural-historical context. Influenced by historian Alistair Crombie's Styles of Scientific Thinking in the European Tradition, Chunglin Kwa organizes his book according to six distinct styles: deductive, experimental, analytical-hypothetical, taxonomic, statistical, and evolutionary. Instead of featuring individual scientific disciplines in different chapters, each chapter explains the historical applications of each style's unique criterion for good science. Kwa shows also how styles have influenced each other and transformed over time. In a chapter written especially for American audiences, Kwa examines how changes in engineering and technology during the twentieth century affected the balance among the various styles of science. Based on extensive research in Greek and Latin primary sources and numerous modern secondary sources, Kwa demonstrates the heterogeneous nature of scientific discovery. This accessible and innovative introduction to scientific change provides a foundational history for the classroom, historians, and nonspecialists"--
  • "Inspired by A. C. Crombie's Styles of Scientific Thinking in the European Tradition, Kwa offers a full overview of scientific development in cultural and historical context. He introduces readers to the different forms of reasoning used by different sciences. Each chapter examines a different scientific style, illuminating how each style emerges gradually and continues to evolve. Older styles sometimes combine with newer while each also still continues along a solo trajectory. Styles investigated include the deductive, the experimental, the analogical-hypothetical, the taxonomic, the statistical, and the evolutionary. Although primarily designed for use in the classroom, this sophisticated book is also accessible to nonspecialists"--
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Kwa, Chunglin
Dewey number
509
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
  • Q125
  • Q125
LC item number
  • .K83 2011
  • .K8313 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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Science
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Styles of knowing : a new history of science from ancient times to the present, Chunglin Kwa ; translated by David McKay
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Publication
Note
Originally published in Dutch as: De ontdekking van het weten : een andere geschiedenis van de wetenschap.Amsterdam : Boom, c2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • From Scholar to Virtuoso: The Renaissance Origins of the Experimental Style
  • 5.
  • Experimental Style II: The Skeptics and Their Opponents
  • 6.
  • Experimental Style III: Alchemy and the New Sciences
  • 7.
  • Hypothetical Style: Analogies between Nature and Technology
  • 8.
  • Taxonomic Style
  • 9.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Statistical Analysis as a Style of Science
  • 10.
  • Evolutionary Style
  • 11.
  • Science in the Twentieth Century
  • 1.
  • Introduction: The Six Styles of Knowing
  • 2.
  • Deductive Style of Science
  • 3.
  • Deductive Style in a Christian Context
  • 4.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 366 p.
Isbn
9780822961512
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011004071
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2219939-01umb_inst
  • 2402470
  • (Sirsi) i9780822961512
  • (OCoLC)687677644
Label
Styles of knowing : a new history of science from ancient times to the present, Chunglin Kwa ; translated by David McKay
Publication
Note
Originally published in Dutch as: De ontdekking van het weten : een andere geschiedenis van de wetenschap.Amsterdam : Boom, c2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • From Scholar to Virtuoso: The Renaissance Origins of the Experimental Style
  • 5.
  • Experimental Style II: The Skeptics and Their Opponents
  • 6.
  • Experimental Style III: Alchemy and the New Sciences
  • 7.
  • Hypothetical Style: Analogies between Nature and Technology
  • 8.
  • Taxonomic Style
  • 9.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Statistical Analysis as a Style of Science
  • 10.
  • Evolutionary Style
  • 11.
  • Science in the Twentieth Century
  • 1.
  • Introduction: The Six Styles of Knowing
  • 2.
  • Deductive Style of Science
  • 3.
  • Deductive Style in a Christian Context
  • 4.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 366 p.
Isbn
9780822961512
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011004071
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2219939-01umb_inst
  • 2402470
  • (Sirsi) i9780822961512
  • (OCoLC)687677644

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