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Science in Culture (Value Inquiry Book Series 185) [Paperback]

By Piotr Jaroszynski (Author)
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This book tries to uncover science's discoverer and explain why the conception of science has been changing during the centuries, and why science can be beneficial and dangerous for humanity. Far from being hermetic, this research can be interesting for all who want to understand deeper what really conditions the place of science in culture. Contents List of Illustrations Foreword by Mieczyslaw Albert Krapiec Preface by Tadeusz Kwiatkowski Introduction Acknowledgements Part One: The Rise of Theoretical Knowledge One. The Discovery of Science: Greece or the East? Two. Why the Greeks? Three. Bios Theoretikos Four. Philosophy's Rise from Sensations to Wisdom Five. Knowledge and Opinion Six. Theoretical Features of the Object of Scientific Cognition Seven. Theoretical Justification Eight. Theoretical Proof Nine. Types of Science Part Two: The Hellenistic Deformation of Theoretical Knowledge Ten. Knowledge or Philosophy of the Sake of Praxis 1.Stoic Modification to Philosophy 2. The Stoic Understanding of Philosophy 3. The Divisions of Philosophy 4. The Leading Science: Ethics or Physics? 5. Logic as a Science 6. Consequences of the Stoic Understanding of Philosophy Eleven. Neo-Platonism: An End Beyond Knowledge 1. From Philosophy to Mysticism in Plotinus 2. Theurgy in Place of Philosophy (Iamblichus) Part Three: Philosophy and Theology in Relation to Revelation Twelve. Aversion to Pagan Authority Thirteen. Handmaiden to Theology Fourteen. Sacred Scripture and the Problem of Interpretation: The Sentences Fifteen. Metaphysics and Natural Theology Sixteen. Philosophy in the Service of Theology Part Four: Science: Toward Technology and Ideology Seventeen. The Problem of the Continuity of Science in the Middle Ages Eighteen. The Problem of Experimental Science in the Middle Ages Utility Experiment Inventions Nineteen. The Mathematization of Scientific Knowledge Twenty. The Influence of Nominalism Part Five: Science as Technology Twenty-One. The Quest for an Earthly Paradi

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Studio: Editions Rodopi BV
Pages   314
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.58" Width: 5.91" Height: 0.94"
Weight:   1.23 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 1, 2006
Publisher   Editions Rodopi BV
ISBN  9042021365  
ISBN13  9789042021365  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Piotr Jaroszynski is Professor of Philosophy of Culture at the Catholic University of Lublin in Poland, where he received his Ph.D. in metaphysics. In addition to numerous articles in professional journals, he is the author of several monographs including A Controversy Concerning Beauty (1992), Ethics-The Drama of Moral Life (1992), and Science in Culture (2002).

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excellent study  May 16, 2008

A balanced, high-quality analysis of the relationship between science and history. The study is a stimulating exploration and interpretation of the extant evidence on this intriguing and important topic.


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