Project #85862 - Scientific Revolutions - 300 Words

Lesson Intro
Shelley acutely sensitive to areas of uncertainty felt by those
 
who studied science
•Scientists wrote histories precisely to work out the debt of
 
the ancients and place themselves in a lineage
 
•Scientists mostly worked alone, in a domestic setting
 
•Tacit goal of 19th century “scientists” was generate more
 
security.
 
•Intellectuals having their own social pathology
 
•Uncommon commitment to unveiling nature
 
•Science and Medicine not set apart, but available to the
 
educated person.
 
•F cannot be taken as a critique of science
 
•F reveals the intellectual energy of 19th century science
 
•F probably not an prophetic but a run of the mill 19th
 
century science narrative
 
•Medical and scientific practitioners were striving to carve
 
out niches for themselves, often against the grain
 
•Knowledge was unstable and transgressive
 

 

This leads us to this week's readings in When Physics Became King. 
 
Lession Description:
Do you agree with the claim of Morus that "a cultural history of physics can also help us move away from the prevailing view of science as the product of individual great men." Give 2 examples from the portion you are reading from the text which supports (or does not support) this claim?
Book: When Physics Became King, Iwan Rhys Morus, University of Chicago Press, 2005. ISBN- 13: 978-0226542027

Subject Science
Due By (Pacific Time) 10/08/2015 11:00 pm
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