Darwin sought to not only produce a new scientific truth, but also to put an end to polygenism, the current scientific discourse on human origins that gave tacit and at times explicit support for slavery: ‘... when the principle of evolution is generally accepted, as it surely will be before long, the dispute between the monogenists and polygenists will die a silent and unobserved death.’ (Charles Darwin, Descent of Man, p. 235)

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Eight Classic works in the History of Science from the Internet Archive


Eight Classic works in the History of Science from the Internet Archive (archive.org)

Murray, Robert H. 1925.  Science And Scientists In The Nineteenth Century.  The Sheldon Press.

Sarton, George.  1948.  The life of science; essays in the history of civilization. New York: H. Schuman.

__________.  1952.  A guide to the history of science; a first guide for the study of the history of science, with introductory essays on science and traditionWaltham, Mass.:Chronica Botanica Co. 

Singer, Charles Joseph.  1917.  Studies in the history and method of science.   Oxford: Clarendon Press.

 __________.  1941.  A Short History Of Science To The Nineteenth Century.
Oxford University Press

Thorndike, Lynn.  1923.  A History of Magic and Experimental Science, v.1-8  New York: Macmillan.
Wightman,William P.D. 1953.   The Growth Of Scientific IdeasNew Haven: Yale University Press.

Wright, John Kirtland.  1925.  The geographical lore of the time of the crusades; a study in the history of medieval science and tradition in western Europe.  New York: American Geographical Society.