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The Great Knowledge Transcendence

The Rise of Western Science and Technology Reframed

Authors: Jin, Dengjian

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  • Winner of the 2016 Schumpeter Prize 

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This book illustrates the unnaturalness of modern science and technology by tracing their cognitive, evolutionary, and religious origins. It elaborates that all premodern knowers faced inherent limits, and the West was able to develop modern science and technology because of its inherent contradictions forcing the transcendence of limitations.

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Dengjian Jin is John J. Curley '60 and Ann Conser Curley '63 Faculty Chair in International Studies, Business and Management and Associate Professor of International Business and Management at Dickinson College, USA.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Unnatural Knowledge

    Jin, Dengjian

    Pages 1-14

  • The 1492 Question and the Needham Puzzle

    Jin, Dengjian

    Pages 17-38

  • The Transcendence View of Human Creativity

    Jin, Dengjian

    Pages 39-54

  • The Limits of the Core Knowledge Systems

    Jin, Dengjian

    Pages 57-68

  • The Limits of the Knowledge Generation Systems

    Jin, Dengjian

    Pages 69-82

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-52794-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-52793-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Great Knowledge Transcendence
Book Subtitle
The Rise of Western Science and Technology Reframed
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52794-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137527943
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52793-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 312
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