Science, Bourgeois Dignity, and the Industrial Revolution
AbstractWhat 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.
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scientific revolution; science; technology; industrial enlightenment; applied technology;
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