The Western Intellectual Tradition

Paperback | August 1, 1962

byJacob Bronowski

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Traces the development of thought through historical movements and periods from 1500 to 1830.

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The history of science has been successfully integrated with other intellectual and political developments in the 'Western tradition, ' instead of being cut off as a recondite specialty untouched by the humanists. The method used by Brunswick and Mazlish is to select twenty-five or more key persons or events and to weave the whole chro...

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Traces the development of thought through historical movements and periods from 1500 to 1830.

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The history of science has been successfully integrated with other intellectual and political developments in the 'Western tradition, ' instead of being cut off as a recondite specialty untouched by the humanists. The method used by Brunswick and Mazlish is to select twenty-five or more key persons or events and to weave the whole chro...

"A valuable and brilliant book....full of examples of that balance between the cross forces of history and the individual human chances." (C.P. Snow)

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.24 inPublished:August 1, 1962Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0061330019

ISBN - 13:9780061330018

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The history of science has been successfully integrated with other intellectual and political developments in the 'Western tradition, ' instead of being cut off as a recondite specialty untouched by the humanists. The method used by Brunswick and Mazlish is to select twenty-five or more key persons or events and to weave the whole chronicle of Western thought from Leonardo to Heel (inclusive) around them. Their work is therefore less abstract than some histories of thought of a similar compass, since it does not hesitate to deal with specific persons and even political events: intellectual history is not reduced to themes and elements. The individual chapters, since they are really examples, present the newest learned evidence with some detail and even indicate the scholarly controversies that are involved. References to the learned literature in these essays are invariably apt...

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"A valuable and brilliant book....full of examples of that balance between the cross forces of history and the individual human chances." (C.P. Snow)