Where do we draw the line between belief and knowledge in a religious culture? It is a common misconception that modern science was born in the 17th century, when scholars such as Galileo and Newton allegedly contested the church and tried to gain a secular understanding of the world. In reality, however, Europe was a religious culture, and science was primarily motivated by religious conceptions.
Håkan Håkansson, Division of History of Ideas and Sciences
Status: Completed (2006–2012)
Subjects: History of Ideas and Sciences
Department: Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences
Content manager: Håkan Håkansson
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