The knowledge machine : how irrationality created modern science
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New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2020].
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
x, 350 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Status
Round Rock Public Library - Adult (2nd floor)  1 available
NF 500 STREVEN 2020

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Language
English
ISBN
1631491377, 9781631491375

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"A paradigm-shifting work that revolutionizes our understanding of the origins and structure of science. Captivatingly written, interwoven with tantalizing illustrations and historical vignettes ranging from Newton's alchemy to quantum mechanics to the storm surge of Hurricane Sandy, Michael Strevens's wholly original investigation of science asks two fundamental questions: Why is science so powerful? And why did it take so long, two thousand years after the invention of philosophy and mathematics, for the human race to start using science to learn the secrets of nature? The Knowledge Machine's radical answer is that science calls on its practitioners to do something irrational: by willfully ignoring religion, theoretical beauty, and, especially, philosophy-essentially stripping away all previous knowledge-scientists embrace an unnaturally narrow method of inquiry, channeling unprecedented energy into observation and experimentation. Like Yuval Harari's Sapiens or Thomas Kuhn's 1962 classic, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, The Knowledge Machine overturns much of what we thought we knew about the origins of the modern world"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Strevens, M. (2020). The knowledge machine: how irrationality created modern science (First edition.). Liveright Publishing Corporation.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Strevens, Michael. 2020. The Knowledge Machine: How Irrationality Created Modern Science. New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Strevens, Michael. The Knowledge Machine: How Irrationality Created Modern Science New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Strevens, Michael. The Knowledge Machine: How Irrationality Created Modern Science First edition., Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2020.

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