NATS 1775 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Second Industrial Revolution, Industrial Revolution, Natural Philosophy

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Lecture fifteen: science, technology and the birth of modern industry. Made a separation between natural science and technical knowledge. Considered to be superior to technical arts. Those who practiced natural philosophy were often of a higher status in society. Natural science knowledge was considered to be superior because it was about global things as opposed to just subject specific knowledge. Those who practiced technical knowledge did not always know how they came about some of their discoveries (trial and error) Technical knowledge considered to be mundane and average. Natural philosophy was originally considered to be heretical. Technical knowledge was about the material world, which the church didn"t care about that much. Soon there was a merging of natural philosophy and church (aristotle"s ideas were changed slightly) Hugh of st victor tried to link technical knowledge to religion to raise the status of technical knowledge. Moving away from the idea of knowledge for knowledge"s sake .

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