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Between demonstration and imagination : essays in the history of science and philosophy presented to John D. North

Author: John David North; Lodi Nauta; Arie Johan Vanderjagt
Publisher: Leiden, Netherlands ; Boston : Brill, 1999.
Series: Brill's studies in intellectual history, v. 96.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The essays in this volume reflect the wide-ranging interests of John D. North, distinguished historian of science and philosophy. They take up various themes to which he has made important contributions: the development of scientific knowledge and methodology, the style of scientific and philosophical thought, and the uses of scientific knowledge in the making of instruments or the casting of horoscopes."--BOOK  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Essays
Festschriften
Named Person: John David North
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John David North; Lodi Nauta; Arie Johan Vanderjagt
ISBN: 9004114688 9789004114685
OCLC Number: 41002837
Language Note: Articles in English, 1 article each in French and German.
Description: xviii, 424 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Due North --
Sect. 1. Astrolabes, Horoscopes, and the Division of Time. 1. Bringing Astronomical Instruments Back to Earth --
The Geographical Data on Medieval Astrolabes (to ca. 1100) / David A. King. 2. The Treatise on the Astrolabe by Rudolf of Bruges / Richard Lorch. 3. Horoscopes and History: Ibn [superscript c]Azzz̃ and His Retrospective Horoscopes Related to the Battle of El Salado (1340) / Julio Samso. 4. The Names and Faces of the Hours / Francis Maddison and Anthony Turner --
Sect. 2. Medieval Astronomy, Cosmology, and Natural Philosophy. 5. 'Abd al-Masih of Winchester / Charles Burnett. 6. Calcidius's Commentary on Plato's Timaeus in Latin Astronomy of the Ninth to Eleventh Centuries / Bruce S. Eastwood.
Series Title: Brill's studies in intellectual history, v. 96.
Responsibility: edited by Lodi Nauta and Arjo Vanderjagt.

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The essays in this volume reflect the wide-ranging interests of John D. North, historian of science and technology. Section one has papers on horoscopes, astrolabes and time-reckoning; section two,  Read more...

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