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A Social History of Truth Civility and Science in Seventeenth-Century England

By: Shapin, Steven

Price: $27.95

Publisher: Chicago, University of Chicago Press: 1994

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 17714

ISBN: 0226750191

Condition: Very Good+


Small corner bumps and creasing. ; A bright, solid book, card covers are crisp. ; Trade PB; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 483 pages; "How do we come to trust our knowledge of the world? What are the means by which we distinguish true from false accounts? Why do we credit one observational statement over another?In A Social History of Truth, Shapin engages these universal questions through an elegant recreation of a crucial period in the history of early modern science: the social world of gentlemen-philosophers in seventeenth-century England. Steven Shapin paints a vivid picture of the relati... View more info