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Reappraisals of the Scientific Revolution - David C. Lindberg

Reappraisals of the Scientific Revolution

By: David C. Lindberg (Editor), Robert S. Westman (Editor)

Paperback Published: 10th December 1990
ISBN: 9780521348041
Number Of Pages: 584

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This volume contains state-of-the-art essays, offering broad reflections on the Scientific Revolution, by a group of leading scholars actively engaged in the study of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century science. Although the volume's thirteen original essays displat a wide variety of methods and approaches, all share the aim of reexamining fundamental assumptions and questioning established interpretations of the Scientific Revolution. Some of the essays deal with questions of method, audience, and social context. Others examine the conceptions of science held by the major figures in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century science, reconsider the relationship of metaphysics to scientific inquiry, investigate the ideology of scientific openness and its origins, and revise traditional estimates of the place of science within the universities. Still others reconsider the map of scientific knowledge as viewed during these two centuries, and the relationship of occult traditions to other features of the Scientific Revolution.

List of contributors
Conceptions of the scientific revolution from Bacon to Butterfield: a preliminary sketch
Conceptions of science in the scientific revolution
Metaphysics and the new science
Proof, portics, and patronage: Copernicus's preface to De revolutionibus
A reappraisal of the role of the universities in the scientific revolution
Natural magic, hermetism, and occultism in early modern science Brian
Natural history and the emblematic world view
From the secrets of nature to public knowledge
Chemistry in the scientific revolution: problems of language and communication
The new philosophy and medicine in seventeenth-century England
Science and heterodoxy: an early modern problem reconsidered
Infinitesimals and transcendent relations: the mathematics of motion in the late seventeenth century
The case of mechanics: one revolution or many?
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ISBN: 9780521348041
ISBN-10: 0521348048
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 584
Published: 10th December 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.66 x 15.24  x 2.67
Weight (kg): 0.73

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