Science, Culture and Politics in Britain, 1750–1870

1st Edition

Jack Morrell

Routledge
Published April 24, 1997
Reference - 350 Pages
ISBN 9780860786337 - CAT# Y230650
Series: Variorum Collected Studies

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Summary

From the late 1960s, Jack Morrell’s articles have stimulated a reorientation of the historiography of science. He showed by example, in the studies now gathered here, how the social, political, economic, and institutional aspects of science could be integrated with its content. In his writings he assumed that science was a socially organised attempt to set and solve problems concerning the natural world, and that historians should take cognisance of everything which affected that activity - without down-grading published knowledge, its end-product. Specific topics in this volume include the institutions of British science, especially universities, laboratories, and research schools, the careers of the scientists, and the impact of science in the north of England and, especially, in Scotland.

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