Journals Higher Education

£23.99

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Published: 30 June 2016

258 Pages | 3

210x140mm

ISBN: 9780199385072


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Wondrous Truths

The Improbable Triumph of Modern Science

J.D. Trout

  • Answers the question of what led to the steep rise of theoretical discoveries around 1600 in the European West
  • Argues that the history of science's awkward assortment of accident and luck, geography and personal idiosyncrasy, explains scientific progress alongside experimental method
  • Brings to bear neuroscience, psychology, history, and policy
  • Blends psychological fluency, historical contingency, and theoretical accuracy
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