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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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Davies, E B
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 15:10
Item ID: 658
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/658

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