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Economic Evolution and Revolution in Historical Time$
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Paul W. Rhode, Joshua L. Rosenbloom, and David F. Weiman

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780804771856

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804771856.001.0001

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The Institutionalization of Science in Europe, 1650–1850

The Institutionalization of Science in Europe, 1650–1850

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(p.51) Chapter 3 The Institutionalization of Science in Europe, 1650–1850
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Economic Evolution and Revolution in Historical Time
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George Grantham

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804771856.003.0003

This chapter discusses the economic exploitation of natural resources that fueled the second industrial revolution, focusing on the rise of institutionalized science, which became central to Western and world economic development from around the middle of the nineteenth century. It first describes cognitive features of scientific discovery that help explain why the emergence of large-scale science was improbable, and then recounts how the cognitive problems of scientific organization between 1650 and 1850 were surmounted.

Keywords:   natural resources, industrial revolution, institutionalized science, economic development, scientific organization

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