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History of science : antiquity fo 1700

Author: Lawrence Principe; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., ©2002.
Series: Great courses (Videorecording)
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Surveys the history of science in the western world for the second millennium B.C. to the early eighteenth century.
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Named Person: Plato.; Aristotle.; Copernicus.; Isaac Newton
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Principe; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 1565855590 : 9781565855595
OCLC Number: 51627734
Notes: In three containers.
Performer(s): Lectures presented by Professor Lawrence M. Principe.
Description: 9 videocassettes : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. 2 course guidebooks (22 cm.)
Details: VHS format.
Contents: pt. I: lecture 1. Beginning the journey --
lecture 2. Babylonians, Egyptians, and Greeks --
lecture 3. The Presocratics --
lecture 4. Plato and the Pthagoreans --
lecture 5. Plato's cosmos --
lecture 6. Aristotle's view of the natural world --
lecture 7. Aristotelian cosmology and physics --
lecture 8. Hellenistic natural philosophy --
lecture 9. Greek astronomy from Eudoxus to Ptolemy --
lecture 10. Roman contributions --
lecture 11. Roman versions of Greek science --
lecture 12. The End of the Classical world. pt. II: lecture 13. Early Christianity and science --
lecture 14. The Rise of Islam and Islamic Science --
lecture 15. Islamic astronomy, mathematics, and optics --
lecture 16. Alchemy, medicine, and late Islamic culture --
lecture 17. The Latin West reawakens --
lecture 18. Natural philosophy at school and university --
lecture 19. Aristotle and Medieval scholasticism --
lecture 20. The Science of creation --
lecture 21. Science in the orders --
lecture 22. Medieval Latin alchemy and astrology --
lecture 23. Medieval physics and earth sciences --
lecture 24. The Middle Ages and the Renaissance. pt. III: lecture 25. Renaissance natural magic --
lecture 26. Copernicus and Calendrical reform --
lecture 27. Renaissance technology --
lecture 28. Tycho, Kepler, and Galileo --
lecture 29. The new physics --
lecture 30. Voyages of discovery and natural history --
lecture 31. Mechanical philosophy and revived atomism --
lecture 32. Mechanism and vitalism --
lecture 33. Seventeenth-century chemistry --
lecture 34. The force of Isaac Newton --
lecture 35. The rise of scientific societies --
lecture 36. How science develops.
Series Title: Great courses (Videorecording)
Other Titles: Antiquity fo 1700
Responsibility: Lawrence M. Principe.

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Surveys the history of science in the western world for the second millennium B.C. to the early eighteenth century.

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