An examination of the Scientific Revolution that shows how the mechanistic world view of modern science has sanctioned the exploitation of nature, unrestrained commercial expansion, and a new socioeconomic order that subordinates women.
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"Brilliantly conceived and richly researched."-- Susan Griffin"Offers a deeply perceptive discussion of the perennial debate between the organic and the mechanistic view of Nature and Life."-- Walter Pagel"A complex and rewarding work. . . Through unearthing the historical roots of our current crisis, Merchant has. . . deepened and enriched our understanding of both our past and present."-- "Environmental Ethics""[Merchant] continually forges strong links between the events of centuries long past ant the dilemmas faced by 20th-century industrialized societies."-- "Environmental Review""A work of prodigious scholarship. . .A crucial first step toward illuminating the complexities of the woman/nature relationship as it informs the dominant mechanistic paradigm of the modern age."-- "Women's Studies International Quarterly"Synopsis:
Traces the scientific revolution and its effects on women, the environment and the meaning of science today. This journey through the scientific revolution shows how the mechanistic world view of modern science sanctioned the exploitation of nature, unrestrained commercial expansion and a new socioeconomic order that subordinated women. It combines the politics, literature, art, popular culture and philosophy of the period with developments in physics, mathematics and technology to show the driving forces in the rise of modern science.
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Book Description Harper San Francisco 1982-09-01, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0062505726 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0062505726
Book Description Harper San Francisco, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0062505726