science, technology and society: merton thesis 595 the 1938 text Merton conceded that" the Puritan ethos did not directly influence the method of science and that this was simply a parallel development in the Medical Miracles: Doctors, Saints, and Healing in the Modern World Duffin, Jacalyn ( 2009 ) The Publication of Science, Technology Note: Citations are based on reference standards.
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Chicago Distribution Center Get this from a library! Puritanism and the rise of modern science: the Merton thesis. [I Bernard Cohen; K E Duffin; Stuart Strickland; Much like how German sociologist Max Weber attributed the rise of capitalism to Protestantism's values, Merton's thesis maintains that the values of English Puritanism promoted scientific work. More significantly, Duhem and Jaki's research insists that the philosophical beliefs of Christianity had to drive out the antiscientific conceptions of Current Bibliography of the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences, 2014 Current Bibliography of the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences, 2017 Technophilic Hubris and Espionage Styles during the Cold War Feb 23, 2003 The Merton thesis is an argument about the nature of early experimental science proposed by Robert K.
Merton. Similar to Max Weber 's famous claim on the link between Protestant ethic and the capitalist economy, Merton argued for a similar positive correlation between the rise of Protestant Pietism and early experimental science. The Merton thesis The Merton thesis identifies two movements English Puritanism and German Pietism as causally significant in the development of the scientific revolution of the 17th and 18th centuries.
It attributes this connection to a strong compatibility between the values of ascetic Protestantism and those associated with modern science.