Worldviews: An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science, 2nd Edition Format: Paperback

Richard DeWitt (Fairfield University, USA )

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Synopsis: Updated throughout and with three entirely new chapters,Worldviews: An Introduction to the History and Philosophy ofScience, Second Edition furthers its reputation as thedefinitive introductory text on the historical developments andphilosophical issues that inform our scientific view of the worldaround us.

  • Represents an innovative introduction to the history andphilosophy of science, designed especially for those coming to thesubject for the first time
  • Updated new edition features the addition of chapters focusingon scientific laws, evolutionary theory, and implications ofevolution
  • Covers the key historical developments and philosophical themesthat have impacted our scientific view of the world around us
  • Analyzes the transitions from the Aristotelian worldview to theNewtonian worldview to a new and currently developingworldview
  • Explores challenges to the Western scientific worldview broughton by recent discoveries

Book Description: Worldviews: An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science is an ideal text for those coming to the history and philosophy of science for the first time. This volume introduces fundamental conceptual issues, explores the transition from the Aristotelian worldview to the Newtonian worldview, and considers challenges to our own western worldview brought on by developments in twentieth-century science, most notably relativity theory and quantum theory.Covering the key historical developments and philosophical themes and topics that have had the deepest impact on our scientific view of the world around us, this accessible and engaging book is perfect for anyone newly interested in the nature and development of western scientific thought..

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