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Q175.32.R45D43 2006
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TITLE: The intelligibility of nature : how science makes sense of the world / Peter Dear.
AUTHOR: Dear, Peter Robert.
SERIES: Science.culture
PUBLISHED: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006.
DESCRIPTION: xii, 242 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
NOTES: Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-233) and index.
NOTES: Introduction : science as natural philosophy, science as instrumentality -- The mechanical universe from Galileo to Newton -- A place for everything : the classification of the world -- The chemical revolution thwarted by atoms -- Design and disorder : the origin of species -- Dynamical explanation : the aether and Victorian machines -- How to understand nature? : Einstein, Bohr, and the quantum universe -- Conclusion : making sense in science.
SUBJECT: Science--Methodology--History.
SUBJECT: Science--Philosophy--History.
SUBJECT: Reasoning--History.
SUBJECT: Philosophy of nature--History.

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