Transformation of Natural Philosophy by Sachiko Kusukawa
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Transformation of Natural Philosophy
By Sachiko Kusukawa

The Transformation of Natural Philosophy

The Case of Philip Melanchthon

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Transformation of Natural Philosophy by Sachiko Kusukawa

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This book proposes that Philip Melanchthon was responsible for transforming traditional university natural philosophy into a specifically Lutheran one. Motivated by desire to check civil disobedience and promote a Lutheran orthodoxy, he created a natural philosophy based on Aristotle, Galen and Plato, incorporating contemporary findings of Copernicus and Vesalius. The fields of astrology, anatomy, botany and mathematics all constituted a natural philosophy in which Melanchthon wished to demonstrate God's Providential design in the physical world. Rather than dichotomizing or synthesizing the two distinct areas of 'science' and 'religion', Kusukawa advocates the need to look at 'Natural philosophy' as a discipline quite different from either 'modern science' or 'religion': a contextual assessment of the implication of the Lutheran Reformation on university education, particularly on natural philosophy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521030465
ISBN-10: 0521030463
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 268
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Picturing the Book of Nature by Sachiko Kusukawa Picturing the Book of Nature, Hardback (June 2012)

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Natural Philosophy Epitomised by Sachiko Kusukawa Natural Philosophy Epitomised, Hardback (August 2008)

Gregor Reisch's "The Philosophic Pearl" (Margarita Philosophica), first published in 1503, was the first extensive printed text which discussed the disciplines taught at university to achieve widespread dissemination. This volume presents a translation, with commentary and an introduction, of the four books which deal with natural philosophy.

Transmitting Knowledge by Sachiko Kusukawa Transmitting Knowledge, Hardback (June 2006)

Based on new research, a distinguished international team studies the forms in which scientific knowledge was transmitted in the late medieval and early modern period, the ways they interacted, and the people to whom the knowledge was directed. Among the famous authors whose work is examined here are Fuchs, Vesalius, Tycho Brahe, and Descartes.

Melanchthon by Sachiko Kusukawa Melanchthon, Hardback (April 1999)

This volume, first published in 1999, presents a translated and wide-ranging selection of Melanchthon's influential academic orations.

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