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The role of astronomy in the history of science

Davies, E B (2002) The role of astronomy in the history of science. [Preprint]

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      Abstract

      We discuss the extent to which the visibility of the heavens was a necessary condition for the development of science, with particular reference to the measurement of time. Our conclusion is that while astronomy had significant importance, the growth of most areas of science was more heavily influenced by the accuracy of scientific instruments, and hence by current technology.


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      Item Type: Preprint
      Keywords: history of astronomy, Poincare, measurement of time
      Subjects: General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
      Depositing User: E Brian Davies
      Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2002
      Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:10
      Item ID: 658
      URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/658

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