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Author: Ofer Gal; Raz Chen-Morris
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2013.
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In Baroque Science, Ofer Gal and Raz D. Chen-Morris present a radically new perspective on the study of early modern science. Instead of the triumph of reason and rationality and the celebration of the discoveries and breakthroughs of the period, they examine science in the context of the baroque, analyzing the tensions, paradoxes, and compromises that shaped the New Science of the seventeenth century and enabled  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ofer Gal; Raz Chen-Morris
ISBN: 9780226923987 0226923983 9780226212982 022621298X 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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