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The Birth of Modern Belief

Ethan H. Shagan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691174747
eISBN:
9780691184944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174747.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book traces the history of belief in the Christian West from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment, revealing for the first time how a distinctively modern category of belief came into being. The ... More


The Birth Pangs of Modern Belief

Ethan H. Shagan

in The Birth of Modern Belief

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691174747
eISBN:
9780691184944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174747.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter explores how, by the eighteenth century, belief was already associated with sound and judicious consideration, and the struggle to believe correctly was no longer simply about defeating ... More


Another Visit to Epistemography

Peter Dear

in The One Culture?: A Conversation about Science

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226467221
eISBN:
9780226467245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226467245.003.0027
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

An observation of David Mermin's provides us with the occasion to clarify a little more the idea of “epistemography.” Mermin writes: “Peter Dear's remark that ‘modern scientific beliefs are in fact ... More


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