Shen Gua's Empiricism by Ya ZUO [Book Review]

Philosophy East and West 70 (1):1-5 (2020)
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History of science students will want to read this book. Professor Zuo animates the life, career, and thought of SHEN Gua in this delightful historical, biographical work. SHEN Gua embodied the classical spirit of the scholar-official during the Song dynasty. Shen is the author of Brush Talks from Dream Brook, a canonical text in the study of the history of science in China and in the Notebook style of writing. Zuo argues, using a double-narrative structure, that Shen’s intellectual life and career are fused in his scientific empiricism.This book is a complete study containing a List of Tables and Figures, three pages of Acknowledgments, a List of...
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