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The Origins of Modern Science

  • Alfred North Whitehead
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Part of the Main Trends of the Modern World book series (MTMW)

Abstract

The progress of civilisation is not wholly a uniform drift towards better things. It may perhaps wear this aspect if we map it on a scale which is large enough. But such broad views obscure the details on which rests our whole understanding of the process. New epochs emerge with comparative suddenness, if we have regard to the scores of thousands of years throughout which the complete history extends. Secluded races suddenly take their places in the main stream of events: technological discoveries transform the mechanism of human life: a primitive art quickly flowers into full satisfaction of some aesthetic craving: great religions in their crusading youth spread through the nations the peace of Heaven and the sword of the Lord.

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Seventeenth Century Modern Science Scientific Thought Moral Order Sixth Century 
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© Evelyn Whitehead 1925

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  • Alfred North Whitehead

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