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Reappraisals of the scientific revolution

Author: David C Lindberg; Robert S Westman
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A compendium offering broad reflections on the Scientific Revolution from a spectrum of scholars engaged in the study of 16th and 17th century science. Many accepted views and interpretations of the scientific revolution are challenged.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David C Lindberg; Robert S Westman
ISBN: 0521342627 9780521342629 0521348048 9780521348041
OCLC Number: 20758238
Description: xxvii, 551 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Conceptions of the scientific revolution from Bacon to Butterfield : a preliminary sketch / David C. Lindberg --
Conceptions of science in the Scientific Revolution / Ernan McMullin --
Metaphysics and the new science / Gary Hatfield --
Proof, poetics, and patronage : Copernicus's preface to De revolutionibus / Robert S. Westman --
A reappraisal of the role of the universities in the Scientific Revolution / John Gascoigne --
Natural magic, hermetism, and occultism in early modern science / Brian P. Copenhaver --
Natural history and the emblematic world view / William B. Ashworth, Jr. --
From the secrets of nature to public knowledge / William Eamon --
Chemistry in the Scientific Revolution : problems of language and communication / Jan V. Golinski. The new philosophy and medicine in seventeenth-century England / Harold J. Cook --
Science and heterodoxy : an early modern problem reconsidered / Michael Hunter --
Infinitesimals and transcendent relations : the mathematics of motion in the late seventeenth century / Michael S. Mahoney --
The case of mechanics : one revolution or many? / Alan Gabbey.
Responsibility: edited by David C. Lindberg and Robert S. Westman.
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A compendium offering broad reflections on the Scientific Revolution from a spectrum of scholars engaged in the study of 16th and 17th century science. Many accepted views and interpretations of the scientific revolution are challenged.

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