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The Scientific Revolution and the Origins of Modern Science : Studies in European History (Paperback) - John Henry

The Scientific Revolution and the Origins of Modern Science

Studies in European History (Paperback)


Published: 3rd June 2008
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This is a concise but wide-ranging account of all aspects of the Scientific Revolution from astronomy to zoology. The third edition has been thoroughly updated, and some sections revised and extended, to take into account the latest scholarship and research and new developments in historiography.

"The Scientific Revolution - by whatever name - marks a period of fundamental historical change. In this little book, John Henry provides a clearly organized and gracefully written introduction to its complexities; not only to past achievements and enduring aspirations, but to the unfinished business of historical interpretation." -- Robert A. Hatch, University of Florida
"Henry s book remains the most comprehensive short introduction to the Scientific Revolution available." -- Rob Iliffe, University of Sussex, UK
"With the third edition of "The Scientific Revolution and the Origins of Modern Science," John Henry continues his admirable track record for thoughtful and well targeted improvement of an already fine product, with timely additions and modifications reflecting the evolving state of research and debate in the field. From its first edition this has been our Program s introductory textbook of choice, whilst the innovative and continually expanding bibliographical referencing system, keyed to topics as they arise in the text, is commended to our students on all levels." -- Professor John Schuster, University of New South Wales, Australia

Acknowledgementsp. viii
Acknowledgements for the Third Editionp. ix
The Scientific Revolution and the Historiography of Sciencep. 1
Renaissance and Revolutionp. 12
Methods of Sciencep. 18
The Mathematization of the World Picturep. 18
Experience and Experimentp. 33
Magic and the Origins of Modern Sciencep. 56
The Mechanical Philosophyp. 69
Religion and Sciencep. 85
Science and the Wider Culturep. 99
Conclusionp. 111
Glossaryp. 115
Bibliographyp. 131
Indexp. 156
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ISBN: 9780230574380
ISBN-10: 0230574386
Series: Studies in European History (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 162
Published: 3rd June 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.3 x 13.2  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised