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Baroque science

Author: Ofer Gal; Raz Chen-Morris
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2013.
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Presents a perspective on the study of early modern science. This title examines science in the context of the baroque, analyzes the tensions, paradoxes, and compromises that shaped the New Science  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ofer Gal; Raz Chen-Morris
ISBN: 9780226923987 0226923983 0226923991 9780226923994
OCLC Number: 783150181
Description: xiv, 333 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Observation : Science's disappearing observer: baroque optics and the enlightenment of vision --
Per aenigmate: mirrors and lenses as cognitive tools in medieval and renaissance Europe --
The specter of the telescope: radical instrumentalism from Galileo to Hooke --
Mathematization: Nature's drawing: problems and resolutions in the mathematization of motion --
From divine order to human approximation: mathematics in baroque science --
The emergence of baroque mathematical natural philosophy: an archeology of the inverse --
Square law --
Passions: Passions, imagination, and the persona of the new savant.
Responsibility: Ofer Gal, Raz Chen-Morris.

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"In one sense Gal and Chen-Morris have given us a traditional intellectual history of the development of seventeenth-century science. They concentrate on showing us how the giants of the period moved Read more...

 
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