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

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How do we come to trust our knowledge of the world? What are the means by which we distinguish true from false accounts? Why do we credit one observational statement over another? In A Social History of Truth, Shapin engages these universal questions through an elegant recreation of a crucial period in the history of early modern science: the social world of gentlemen-philosophers in seventeenth-century England. He paints a vivid picture of the relations between gentlemanly culture and scientific practice and argues that problems of credibility in science were practically solved through the codes and conventions of genteel conduct: trust, civility, honour, and integrity.

Very good condition. Boards and pages are clean and undamaged and binding is tight. Front flap of dust-jacket is creased across a corner but is otherwise clean and undamaged. Overall a very nice copy that shows no obvious signs of use.

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Author(s):
Shapin, Steven
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
234mm x 157mm x 33mm
Edition:
First edition (1994)
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0226750183
ISBN-13:
9780226750187
Number of pages:
483
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Title:
A Social History of Truth : Civility and Science in Seventeenth-Century England

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How do we come to trust our knowledge of the world? What are the means by which we distinguish true from false accounts? Why do we credit one observational statement over another? In A Social History of Truth, Shapin engages these universal questions through an elegant recreation of a crucial period in the history of early modern science: the social world of gentlemen-philosophers in seventeenth-century England. He paints a vivid picture of the relations between gentlemanly culture and scientific practice and argues that problems of credibility in science were practically solved through the codes and conventions of genteel conduct: trust, civility, honour, and integrity.

Very good condition. Boards and pages are clean and undamaged and binding is tight. Front flap of dust-jacket is creased across a corner but is otherwise clean and undamaged. Overall a very nice copy that shows no obvious signs of use.

Author(s):
Shapin, Steven
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
234mm x 157mm x 33mm
Edition:
First edition (1994)
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0226750183
ISBN-13:
9780226750187
Number of pages:
483
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Title:
A Social History of Truth : Civility and Science in Seventeenth-Century England

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