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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Ofer Gal; Raz Chen-Morris
|ISBN:||9780226923987 0226923983 0226923991 9780226923994|
|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.|
"Gal and Chen-Morris's book shows with some originality how scientists unpicked entrenched beliefs and replaced them with a new science and a new world view. A study of spectacles in medieval