Theories of Vision from Al-Kindi to Kepler
By (author) David C. Lindberg
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Theories of Vision from Al-Kindi to Kepler by David C. Lindberg
Book DescriptionKepler's successful solution to the problem of vision early in the 17th century was a theoretical triumph as significant as many of the more celebrated developments of the scientific revolution. Yet the full import of Kepler's arguments can be grasped only when they are viewed against the background of ancient, medieval, and Renaissance visual theory. David C. Lindberg provides this background, and in doing so he fills the gap in historical scholarship and constructs a model for tracing the development of scientific ideas.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226482354
(220mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1981
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David C. Lindberg
Cambridge History of Science: Volume 2, Medieval Science, Paperback (July 2015)
Reveals the diversity of goals, contexts and accomplishments in scientific study during the Middle Ages.
When Science and Christianity Meet, Paperback (September 2008)
Investigates twelve of the instructive episodes involving the interaction between science and Christianity, aiming to tell each story in its historical specificity and local particularity.
Beginnings of Western Science, Paperback (April 2008)
Chronicling the development of scientific ideas, practices, and institutions from pre-Socratic Greek philosophy to late-medieval scholasticism, this title surveys the themes in the history of science, including developments in cosmology, astronomy, mechanics, optics, alchemy, natural history, and medicine.
Cambridge History of Science: Volume 3, Early Modern Science, Hardback (July 2006)» View all books by David C. Lindberg
An account of European knowledge of the natural world, c.1500-1700.
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Author Biography - David C. Lindberg
David C. Lindberg is Hilldale Professor of History of Science at the University of Wisconsin and past-president of the History of Science Society. His other books include "The Beginnings of Western Science," published by the University of Chicago Press.
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