HIST 1942 The History of Science in Europe: Newton to Darwin; Darwin to Einstein (also BSOC 1942/STS 1942) (HA-AS)(HNU)(HEU)
Tuesday and Thursday: 1:25-2:40
Professor Peter Dear
What is modern science? And how did it get that way? This course examines the emergence of the dominant scientific world-view inherited by the 21st century, to trace how it, and its associated institutional practices, became established in largely European settings and contexts from the 18th to the early 20th centuries. It focuses on those broad conceptions of the universe and human knowledge that shaped a wide variety of scientific disciplines, as well as considering the twin views of science as “natural philosophy” and as practical tool.