The Rise of Science
Science is an enormously successful human enterprise. The study of scientific method is the attempt to discern the activities by which that success is achieved. Among the activities often identified as characteristic of science are systematic observation and experimentation, inductive and deductive reasoning, and the formation and testing of hypotheses and theories.
The book focuses on what is called Western science, prominently covering Greek, Roman , Islamic and Mediaeval European science , while the second edition expands on precursors to Greek science, such as Mesopotamian and Egyptian science, and on Islamic science. The Beginnings of Western Science focuses on the theoretical dimension of classical and mediaeval science, giving less attention to technology and scientific craft. The book has found wide acclaim and is considered a good general introduction to the history of science in the West before the Renaissance. The expanded edition begins with debates over definitions of science. Next, possible precursors to science are treated in the forms of knowledge prehistoric societies and theories about the notions of truth that would apply in such cultures. The section about Egyptian and Babylonian science starts with the differences in their types of arithmetic.
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