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Was there a Scientific Revolution?

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During the middle decades of the twentieth century the Scientific Revolution came to be understood as a key period in Western history. Recently, historians have cast doubt upon this category, questioning whether the relevant institutions and practices of the seventeenth century are similar enough to modern science to warrant the label ‘scientific’. A central focus of their criticisms has been the identity of natural philosophy—the major discipline concerned with the study of nature in the ea...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1017/S1062798707000440

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Harris Manchester College
Department:
Humanities Division - Theology Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
European Review Journal website
Volume:
15
Issue:
4
Pages:
445-457
Publication date:
2007-10-05
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EISSN:
1474-0575
ISSN:
1062-7987
URN:
uuid:3ac5f012-fd5c-4e1a-9449-5df71087f4ba
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ora:2479

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