Alfred North Whitehead

Science and the Modern World

The famed mathematician and philosopher takes readers on a journey into a new scientific age, exploring topics from relativity to religion.
Alfred North Whitehead, one of the great figures in the philosophy of science, wrote this prescient work nearly a century ago. Yet, in an era that has us reckoning with science and technology’s place and meaning in our lives, it remains as relevant as ever. Science and the Modern World puts scientific discovery into historical and cultural context—exploring the effects of science and people on each other.
“It is a work not only of the first importance but also of great beauty. . . . Vivid writing.” —Nature
312 printed pages
Original publication



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