Science in Philosophy (3896 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Essay


Ptolemy created a universe that lasted a thousand years. Copernicus created a universe that lasted four hundred years. Einstein has created a universe, and I can’t tell you how long it will last. – George Bernard Shaw


Our conception of the world and how it works helps us organize our experience as well as shape the narratives we produce for both general and special-purpose consumption. Today, that conception of the world is shaped largely by science. Science, as a stand-alone enterprise with distinctive standards, is not conspicuous in the ancient writings of the East, except perhaps by its sustained absence. But in the ancient West, science flowered early, and p…

Citation: Thalos, Mariam. "Science in Philosophy". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 13 August 2007 [, accessed 16 August 2022.]

1737 Science in Philosophy 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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