The First Scientist: Anaximander and His Legacy by Carlo Rovelli
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Overview: In the award-winning The First Scientist: Anaximander and His Legacy, translated here for the first time in English, Rovelli restores Anaximander to his place in the history of science by carefully reconstructing his theories from what is known to us and examining them in their historical and philosophical contexts.
Rovelli demonstrates that Anaximander’s discoveries and theories were decisive influences, putting Western culture on its path toward a scientific revolution. Developing this connection, Rovelli redefines science as a continuous redrawing of our conceptual image of the world. He concludes that scientific thinking-the legacy of Anaximander-is only reliable when it constantly tests the limits of our current knowledge.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History > Science