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Causation in Science

Causation in Science

Yemima Ben-Menahem

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691174938
eISBN:
9781400889297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174938.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book explores the role of causal constraints in science, shifting our attention from causal relations between individual events—the focus of most philosophical treatments of causation—to a broad ... More

From Dust to LifeThe Origin and Evolution of Our Solar System

From Dust to Life: The Origin and Evolution of Our Solar System

John Chambers and Jacqueline Mitton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175706
eISBN:
9781400885565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175706.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The birth and evolution of our solar system is a tantalizing mystery that may one day provide answers to the question of human origins. This book tells the remarkable story of how the celestial ... More

The Great Formal Machinery WorksTheories of Deduction and Computation at the Origins of the Digital Age

The Great Formal Machinery Works: Theories of Deduction and Computation at the Origins of the Digital Age

Jan von Plato

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174174
eISBN:
9781400885039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174174.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The information age owes its existence to a little-known but crucial development, the theoretical study of logic and the foundations of mathematics. This book draws on original sources and rare ... More

Newton the Alchemist

Newton the Alchemist

William Newman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691174877
eISBN:
9780691185033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174877.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

When Isaac Newton's alchemical papers surfaced at a Sotheby's auction in 1936, the quantity and seeming incoherence of the manuscripts were shocking. No longer the exemplar of Enlightenment ... More

The Rise of Statistical Thinking, 1820-1900

The Rise of Statistical Thinking, 1820-1900

Theodore M. Porter

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691208428
eISBN:
9780691210520
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691208428.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book explores the history of statistics from the field's origins in the nineteenth century through to the factors that produced the burst of modern statistical innovation in the early twentieth ... More

ScurvyThe Disease of Discovery

Scurvy: The Disease of Discovery

Jonathan Lamb

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691182933
eISBN:
9781400884544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182933.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Scurvy, a disease often associated with long stretches of maritime travel, generated sensations exceeding the standard of what was normal. Eyes dazzled, skin was morbidly sensitive, emotions veered ... More

Theology and the Scientific Imagination

Theology and the Scientific Imagination

Amos Funkenstein

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181356
eISBN:
9780691184265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181356.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book is a pioneering work of intellectual history that transformed our understanding of the relationship between Christian theology and the development of science. The author explores the ... More

Trust in NumbersThe Pursuit of Objectivity in Science and Public Life

Trust in Numbers: The Pursuit of Objectivity in Science and Public Life

Theodore M. Porter

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691208411
eISBN:
9780691210544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691208411.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

What accounts for the prestige of quantitative methods? The usual answer is that quantification is desirable in social investigation as a result of its successes in science. This book questions ... More

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