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Wondrous Truths: The Improbable Rise of Modern Science

ISBN : 9780190878658

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Author: 
J.D. Trout
Pages
260 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
142 x 211 mm
Pub date
Apr 2018
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Wondrous Truths answers two questions about the steep rise of theoretical discoveries around 1600: Why in the European West? And why so quickly? The history of science's awkward assortment of accident and luck, geography and personal idiosyncrasy, explains scientific progress alongside experimental method. J.D. Trout's blend of scientific realism and epistemic naturalism carries us through neuroscience, psychology, history, and policy, and explains how the corpuscular hunch of Boyle and Newton (and their alchemical predecessors) caught on.

Index: 

Chapter 1: Wonder and the Feeling of Understanding
Chapter 2: Explanatory Fluency and the False Climb
Chapter 3: The Biology Behind the Feeling
Chapter 4: Believing the Best Explanation
Chapter 5: Good Theories, Lucky Hunches
Chapter 6: Newton's Hunch
Chapter 7: Conclusion
References
Endnotes

About the author: 

J.D. Trout is Professor of Philosophy and Psychology at Loyola University in Chicago. His previous books include Measuring the Intentional World, Epistemology and the Psychology of Human Judgment (with Michael A Bishop), and The Empathy Gap. He has been interviewed in The New York Times, on Latino USA, and Martha Stewart Radio, and has written for the Chicago Tribune and Psychology Today.

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