Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Science and the Shaping of Modernity

  • Book review: Civilization and the Culture of Science

    Arpan K. BanerjeeSolihull, United Kingdom The word civilization has both Latin and French origins: civitas (city) and civis (citizen) in Latin, and civilise (civilized) in French. In 1923, physician, philosopher, and theologian Albert Schweitzer wrote in The Philosophy of Civilization that ‚ÄúCivilization was essentially the sum total of all progress made by man in every…