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Controversies within the scientific revolution

Author: Marcelo Dascal; Victor D Boantza
Publisher: Amsterdam [etc.] : Benjamins, cop. 2011.
Series: Controversies, vol. 11.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays that examines the texture of debates that comprised the Scientific Revolution from which the modern conception of science emerged.

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Genre/Form: [études diverses]
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcelo Dascal; Victor D Boantza
ISBN: 9027218951 9789027218957 9027282544 9789027282545
OCLC Number: 756496090
Description: VI, 287 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction. Controversies and the dialectical texture of the Scientific Revolution, p1-10; 2. Part I. Astronomy and mechanics; 3. Honore Fabri S. J. and Galileo's law of fall: What kind of controversy? (by Elazar, Michael), p13-32; 4. Galileo, the Jesuits, and the controversy over the comets: What was The Assayer really about? (by Gal, Ofer), p33-52; 5. Fair-mindedness versus sophistry in the Galileo affair: Two controversies for the price of one (by Finocchiaro, Maurice), p53-74; 6. Part II. Light and gravity; 7. From cohesion to pesanteur: The origins of the 1669 debate on the causes of gravity (by Boantza, Victor D.), p77-100; 8. Leibniz versus Newton on the nature of gravity and planetary motion (by Grannot, Nir), p101-122; 9. The argumentative use of methodology: Lessons from a controversy following Newton's first optical paper (by Zemplen, Gabor), p123-148; 10. Part III. Physiology and vitalism; 11. Salient theories in the fossil debate in the early Royal Society: The influence of Johann Van Helmont (by Roos, Anna Marie), p151-170; 12. Were the arguments of William Harvey convincing to his contemporaries? (by Cattani, Adelino), p171-186; 13. Why was there no controversy over life in the Scientific Revolution? (by Wolfe, Charles T.), p187-220; 14. Part IV. Human sciences and theology; 15. The pre-Adamite controversy and the problem of racial difference in seventeenth-century natural philosophy (by Smith, Justin E.H.), p223-150; 16. Scientific revolution in the moral sciences: The controversy between Samuel Pufendorf and the Lutheran theologians in the late seventeenth century (by Scattola, Merio), p251-276; 17. Contributors, p277-282; 18. Index, p283-288
Series Title: Controversies, vol. 11.
Responsibility: ed. by Marcelo Dascal, Victor D. Boantza.
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