The Return of Science: Evolution, History, and Theory ePub download
by Philip Pomper,David Gary Shaw
- ISBN: 0742521613
- ISBN13: 978-0742521612
- ePub: 1372 kb | FB2: 1625 kb
- Language: English
- Category: Politics & Government
- Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 7, 2002)
- Pages: 320
- Rating: 4.1/5
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by Philip Pomper (Author), David Gary Shaw (Author). Philip Pomper is William F. Armstrong Professor of History at Wesleyan University.
by Philip Pomper (Author), David Gary Shaw (Author). David Gary Shaw is associate professor of history at Wesleyan University.
The Return of Science book. Originally published as part of the journal History and Theory, these revised and updated essays are a valuable resource for historiographers. Social scientists, philosophers, and mathematicians have adapted evolutionary theory for use in a variety of disciplines for several decades, but until now historians have lagged behind.
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Philip Pomper, David Gary Shaw, Assistant Professor of History David Gary Shaw. In The Return of Science, several distinguished historians join prominent scholars from a wide range of disciplines to debate the applications of evolutionary theory to cultural, social, economic, and political phenomena. The contributors offer original theoretical approaches and deal with issues such as the benefits, limits, and dangers of using evolutionary theory in the social sciences, the problem of defining units of evolution, the use of mathematics in historical study, and the appropriateness of chaos theory in historical study.
Professor Shaw received his BA in history and philosophy from McGill University and his DPhil in history from Oxford .
Professor Shaw received his BA in history and philosophy from McGill University and his DPhil in history from Oxford University. He is the author of The Creation of a Community (1993) and Necessary Conjunctions: The Social Self in Medieval England (2005). He is writing a book on elite travelers and the circulation of ideas in later medieval Europe.
The approach has been to accomplish this from a historical, theoretical, and methodological perspective.
The Return of Science: Evolution, History, and Theory. viii + 306 p. illus. Lanham, M. Boulder, Colo. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2002. Of all published articles, the following were the most read within the past 12 months. The History of Medicine and the Scientific Revolution. Translating History of Science Books into Chinese: Why?
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Philip Pomper and David Gary Shaw, ed. The Return of Science: Evolution, History, and Theory (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2002). My own article in this book is called Evolving toward History, 55–71. 10. For a magisterial treatment of the topic of extended time, see especially Paolo Rossi, The Dark Abyss of Time: The History of the Earth and the History of Nations from Hooke to Vico, trans. Lydia G. Cochrane (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984; orig. pub. in Italian, 1979).