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Revolutionizing the sciences : European knowledge and its ambitions, 1500-1700

Author: Peter Dear
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2009.
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Peter Dear creates a fascinating picture of the origins and development of scientific thought and practice in early modern Europe. The second edition of this successful text has been updated and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dear, Peter, 1958-
Revolutionizing the sciences.
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2009
(OCoLC)760168617
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Dear
ISBN: 9780230545151 0230545157 9780230545168 0230545165
OCLC Number: 226357133
Description: viii, 203 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Figures Preface Introduction: Natural Philosophy and Instrumentality 'What Was Worth Knowing' in 1500 Humanism and Ancient Wisdom: How to Learn Things in the Sixteenth Century The Alchemist, the Craftsman and the Scholar Mathematics Challenges Philosophy: Galileo, Kepler, and the Mathematical Practitioners Mechanism and Corpuscles: Descartes Builds a Universe Extra-Curricular Activities: New Homes for Natural Knowledge Experiment: How to Learn Things about Nature in the Seventeenth Century Cartesians and Newtonians Conclusion: What Was Worth Knowing by the Eighteenth Century? Notes and References Documentation and Further Reading Dramatis Personae Glossary of Major Terms Index
Responsibility: Peter Dear.

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