Science, Democracy, and the American University: From the Civil War to the Cold War (BOK)

Andrew Jewett

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This book reinterprets the rise of the natural and social sciences as sources of political authority in modern America. Andrew Jewett demonstrates the remarkable persistence of a belief that the scientific enterprise carried with it a set of ethical values capable of grounding a democratic culture - a political function widely assigned to religion. The book traces the shifting formulations of this belief from the creation of the research universities in the Civil War era to the early Cold War years. It examines hundreds of leading scholars who viewed science not merely as a source of technical knowledge, but also as a resource for fostering cultural change. This vision generated surprisingly nuanced portraits of science in the years before the military-industrial complex and has much to teach us today about the relationship between science and democracy.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Andrew Jewett
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107027268
Antall sider 413 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 3,2cm
Vekt 720 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form History of the Americas, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900