McCloskey, Deirdre Nansen (2009): Science, Bourgeois Dignity, and the Industrial Revolution.
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What happened to make for the factor of 16 were new ideas, what Mokyr calls “industrial Enlightenment.” But the Scientific Revolution did not suffice. Non-Europeans like the Chinese outstripped the West in science until quite late. Britain did not lead in science---yet clearly did in technology. Indeed, applied technology depended on science only a little even in 1900.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Science, Bourgeois Dignity, and the Industrial Revolution|
|Keywords:||scientific revolution, science, technology, industrial enlightenment, applied technology|
|Subjects:||N - Economic History > N0 - General > N00 - General
N - Economic History > N7 - Transport, Trade, Energy, Technology, and Other Services
|Depositing User:||Susan MacDonald|
|Date Deposited:||28. May 2010 09:36|
|Last Modified:||01. Jan 2016 14:48|
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