The Scientific and Popular Receptions of Darwin, Freud, and Einstein
The reception of scientific ideas, especially fundamental ones such as those proposed by Darwin, Freud, and Einstein—when analyzed via an affective and comparative taxonomy—can be seen to take place within a field of certain obvious variables. These variables can be categorized along the following demarcations (some will apply more to scientific than popular reception): professional-disciplinary cultures, generational factors, philosophies of science, trans-national diffusion, religion, level of education, political ideology, wealth of a nation, and the imagined personas of scientists.
KeywordsScientific Idea Darwinian Evolution Extensional Reception Metaphysical Explanation Scientific Reception
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