The Sleepwalkers

A History of Man's Changing Vision of the Universe

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Publisher Description

Arthur Koestler's extraordinary history of humanity's changing vision of the universe

In this masterly synthesis, Arthur Koestler cuts through the sterile distinction between 'sciences' and 'humanities' to bring to life the whole history of cosmology from the Babylonians to Newton. He shows how the tragic split between science and religion arose and how, in particular, the modern world-view replaced the medieval world-view in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. He also provides vivid and judicious pen-portraits of a string of great scientists and makes clear the role that political bias and unconscious prejudice played in their creativity.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2017
February 23
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
624
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Books Ltd
SELLER
Penguin Books Limited
SIZE
4.7
MB

Customer Reviews

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Find a place where the night sky is unsullied by light

Read this while living in the mountains of Lesotho where there is little interference from electric light, where the Milky Way became a giant clock each night. While Koestler is narrow in his representation of “human” knowledge of the skies, the story told fascinates, reveals how difficult understanding the world is and how difficult maintaining that knowledge is in the face of politics.

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