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Hist 174 Discussion Questions 2 1) During the age of the Enlightenment, the centers of scientific study moved from the universities, churches and courts, to the coffee houses and salons. A significant cause of this shift was due to the formation of scientific societies. 1 The scientific societies provided published works and demonstrations that became the center of many talks in these coffee houses and salons. This change brought to the world of science a movement from science being studied by only the “scientific elite” 2 to including the middle class in the study of science. This movement had quite an impact on science, because it lead to a drastic spread in scientific knowledge. Another major point to note about this movement in the location of the study of science, is that several of these coffee houses and salons were run and included discussions by women. This is an incredible event because it showed that women could attain influence in the world with out working through their husbands or other men. 1 Andrew Ede and Lesley B. Cormack, A History of Science in Society: From Philosophy to Utility . (Peterborough, Ontario, Broadview Press, 2004), 186. 2 Andrew Ede and Lesley B. Cormack, A History of Science in Society: From Philosophy to Utility . (Peterborough, Ontario, Broadview Press, 2004), 186. 1
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2011 for the course HIST hist174 taught by Professor Milan during the Spring '10 term at Maryland.

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