Servants of Nature: A History of Scientific Institutions, Enterprises, and Sensibilities (Paperback)

Servants of Nature: A History of Scientific Institutions, Enterprises, and Sensibilities By Lewis Pyenson, Susan Sheets-Pyenson Cover Image
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"Servants of Nature explores the interaction between scientific practice and public life from antiquity to the present. Drs. Lewis Pyenson and Susan Sheets-Pyenson show how, in Asia, Europe and the New World, scientific expression has been allied closely with changes in three distinct areas of society: the institutions that sustain science; the moral, religious, political and philosophical sensibilities of scientists themselves; and the goal of the scientific enterprise."


A penetrating account of how science, perhaps above all other human endeavors, has shaped-and been shaped by-society. The Norton History of Science in Society explores the interaction between scientific practice and public life from antiquity to the present, showing how advances in science are allied to changing social institutions and attitudes, and examining how the bodies that shape scientific tradition and innovation have acquired their authority. It also considers how scientific goals have changed and explores the relationship between science, industry, and the military in modern times. This is an indispensable volume in the history of science.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393317367
ISBN-10: 0393317366
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: October 17th, 2000
Pages: 524
Language: English