Journals Higher Education

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Published: 02 May 2016

264 Pages | 3 illustrations

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

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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