An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science for the University of Calicut

By R. V. G. Menon
Publisher: Pearson India
ISBN: 9789332502604
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This book aimed at students from all disciplines. An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science fulfils the requirements of introductory courses at the university level. Beginning with science in ancient and medieval times, the textbook describes how science evolved to what it is in the modern age. It also covers basic concepts and examines issues in the philosophy of science. The language is lucid and the treatment of the subject is simple and comprehensible. Readers require no background in philosophy, history or science beyond the Class X level. This text will be a valuable resource for the students not only of science but also of the humanities, and indeed anyone interested in the foundations of science and its influence on society as a whole.
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Preface
1. Introduction
2. Origins of Scientific Enquiry
3. European Origins of Science
4. Contributions of Early India
5. Science in China
6. The Role of the Arabs in the History of Science
7. Science in the Middle Ages
8. Newton and After
9. The Advancing Frontiers: Modern Medicine to Nanotechnology
10. Basic Concepts in the Philosophy of Science
11. Some Issues in the Philosophy of Science
Glossary
Exercises
Bibliography
About the Author
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