Rethinking the Scientific Revolution
Edited by Margaret J. Osler
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Rethinking the Scientific Revolution by Margaret J. Osler
Book DescriptionThis book challenges the traditional historiography of the Scientific Revolution, probably the single most important unifying concept in the history of science. Usually referring to the period from Copernicus to Newton (roughly 1500 to 1700), the Scientific Revolution is considered to be the central episode in the history of science, the historical moment at which that unique way of looking at the world that we call 'modern science' and its attendant institutions emerged. It has been taken as the terminus a quo of all that followed. Starting with a dialogue between Betty Jo Teeter Dobbs and Richard S. Westfall, whose understanding of the Scientific Revolution differed in important ways, the papers in this volume reconsider canonical figures, their areas of study, and the formation of disciplinary boundaries during this seminal period of European intellectual history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521667906
(228mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Margaret J. Osler
Reconfiguring the World, Paperback (September 2010)
Ultimately, she shows how a few gifted students of nature changed the way we see ourselves and the universe.
Atoms, Pneuma, and Tranquillity, Paperback (August 2005)
This book addresses the question of the influence that Epicureanism and Stoicism exerted on the development of European thought from classical times to the Enlightenment.
Divine Will and the Mechanical Philosophy, Paperback (June 2004)
This book is about the influence of theological presuppositions on two versions of the mechanical philosophy in the seventeenth century.
Religion, Science, and Worldview, Paperback (August 2002)» View all books by Margaret J. Osler
Essays on Sir Isaac Newton; science and religion; and historiographical and social studies of science.
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