In the Light of Science: Our Ancient Quest for Knowledge and the Measure of Modern Physics

In the Light of Science: Our Ancient Quest for Knowledge and the Measure of Modern Physics

Demetris Nicolaides


The delivery of technological know-how in historic Greece had a old impression that continues to be being felt this day. Physicist Demetris Nicolaides examines the epochal shift in pondering that led pre-Socratic philosophers of the 6th and 5th centuries BCE to desert the existing mythologies of the age and, for the 1st time, to investigate the flora and fauna when it comes to impersonal, rationally understood ideas. He argues not just that their conceptual breakthroughs expected a lot of later technology yet that scientists of the twenty-first century are nonetheless grappling with the basic difficulties raised twenty-five hundred years ago.

Looking on the giant sweep of human historical past, the writer delves into the standards that resulted in the delivery of technological know-how: urbanization, the position of faith, and in Greece a innovative highbrow interest that used to be unafraid to question culture.

Why did the 1st medical method of knowing the realm ensue in Greece? the writer makes a resounding case that, other than elements of geography and politics, the facility of the Greek language and a cultural proclivity for severe considering performed a wide function.

In the sunshine of Science is a different method of the background of technology revealing the real hyperlinks among the traditional previous and the current clinical undertaking to appreciate the universe.
 

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